Children’s Cancer Centre
Undergoing cancer treatment can be an extremely stressful and uncertain time, for both the child and their family.
Children and adolescents with cancer often require lengthy hospital stays and multiple medical procedures, which can be extremely challenging for families.
The Comfort First program, supported by the Good Friday Appeal, aims to reduce the pain, anxiety and distress associated with medical procedures in patients undergoing cancer treatments by utilising a range of age-appropriate techniques.
The program offers:
- preparation and procedural support to newly diagnosed patients
- resources and coaching to parents to enhance their ability to support and advocate for their child
- individual procedural support to patients
- regular assessment of patients’ procedural support needs throughout their treatment.
Posted May 2020
Dame Elisabeth Nursing Development ScholarshipEducation and Training
The Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Nursing Development Scholarship is a unique opportunity for nurses in Victoria, and plays an important role in The Royal Children's Hospital's vision to lead the way in paediatric health care.
Children’s Cancer CarePatient and Family Centred Care
Children being treated for cancer at The Royal Children's Hospital will be cared for by an integrated medical and holistic team funded by the Good Friday Appeal.