Northern Cancer Support Centre
The new Northern Cancer Support Centre (NCSC) was a joint venture between Cancer Council Tasmania, The Leukaemia Foundation and the Holman Clinic. The NCSC provides cancer patients with support and coordinated non-clinical care during and after their cancer journey. The service offers an enhanced physical environment for cancer patients, families and friends to enable quality physical support services, psychosocial support, and education and research to meet the current and future needs of those affected by cancer.
The design seeks a non-institutionalized environment, fostering healing according to the concept of holistic treatment of the individual with treatment of the mind, body and soul and a with a stronger focus on the human elements.
The NCSC allows under one roof, access to help with information, benefits advice, psychological support both individually and in groups, courses and stress reducing strategies.
The NCSC is designed for anybody who feels the need for help, including those who love and look after someone with cancer, who often feel as frightened and vulnerable as those who actually have the disease.
This centre has become many things to many people. It is there for anybody who is affected by cancer to use in the way they want to. There isn’t a one size fits all recipe for how you live with cancer. Everybody needs to find their own way and this facility is there to assist.
The centre was designed to be a warm and inviting place of openness, full of warmth and light. The centre connects with the outside with inviting garden spaces that act as extension of the internal spaces. The garden provides an invigorating landscape that assists in the healing environment and provides both a soothing and energizing place to engage the senses.
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