Mt Waverley resident Annette Stewart was one of the first oncology patients to experience the new oncology and haematology unit in the Gandel Wing.
She says the picturesque outlook from the new building can only help make patients feel better.
Recently told she was cancer-free after several months of treatment, she hopes the new ward helps patients feel more optimistic.
“It is so beautiful here, I hope it helps someone get the same results as I have had,” Mrs Stewart said.
“When you are in such pleasant surrounds, it helps make you feel better and more optimistic. You can look out the window and have a more positive outlook on life, even when you are going through something quite challenging.”
She says the private rooms were comfortable and tranquil while the care was exceptional.
“The care at Cabrini is outstanding and over the time I have been here, I have formed a bond with many of the staff.”
“Everyone is so helpful and caring, it really makes a difference.”
“Nothing can repay the care I have received over the past few months, I can’t thank Cabrini enough.”
Nurse Unit Manager for oncology and haematology Liz LeHunt said the new ward was a wonderful environment for patients.
“When you are faced with a diagnosis of cancer, the environment you are staying in really makes a difference,” she said.
“The new ward has a lovely outlook, with views over Port Phillip Bay, the You Yangs and the Dandenong Ranges. We are incredibly lucky.”
“A restful environment promotes a positive outlook and aides the healing process. The light that filters into the ward is beautiful and really helps people’s outlook and disposition.”
Ms LeHunt said the new ward provided a better working environment for staff.
“This new ward allows us to continue to provide the best possible care to our patients.”