PROJECTS

Northern Cancer Support Centre

The new NCSC is a joint venture with Cancer Council Tasmania, The Leukaemia Foundation and the Holman Clinic and will provide cancer patients with support and coordinated non-clinical care during and after their cancer journey.  The service will offer 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 and construction of the new Northern Cancer Patient Support Centre will foster the image and delivery of service with a stronger focus on the human elements.   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.

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 will be 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 shall 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 will provide an invigorating landscape that assists in the healing environment that provides both a soothing and energizing place to engage the senses.

Location
Launceston, Tasmania

Category
Health & Aged Care
Community