Did you know that there are currently no radiation oncology services and limited cancer support services available on the Mornington Peninsula? Cancer patients like Mornington’s Nancy Matthews are required to travel to Frankston and beyond for their radiation therapy treatment, care and support.

Nancy was grateful to have her breast cancer surgery and chemotherapy treatment close to home at The Bays. However, she had to travel to Frankston for radiation therapy, which placed an unnecessary burden on her and her loved ones who took her to treatment.

It is predicted that by 2032, 29,029 people from the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula communities will need to be treated for cancer or a haematological diagnosis.

At The Bays, our purpose is to provide exceptional, personalised care to our community on the Mornington Peninsula.

We would like to invite you to support our 2023 Cancer Care Centre Christmas Appeal and make a meaningful difference in your local community. All funds raised will go towards The Bays’ new Cancer Care Centre.

Your tax-deductible donation will transform the treatment and support available for cancer patients on the Mornington Peninsula. Your contribution will support patients and their families by eliminating the burden and expense of travel, and give them back precious time to spend together.

The Bays has a long-established track record for making a difference by funding key health developments and our community’s health and wellbeing programs. However, in light of the severe economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need your help now more than ever to continue providing for our community’s healthcare needs.

Our aim is to provide the local community with access to a wide range of cancer care and support services, including radiotherapy on the Mornington Peninsula. This vision is now becoming a reality, with construction works underway.

Stage one of the Cancer Care Centre will provide radiation oncology treatment, space to facilitate clinical trials and research, a wellness hub and education area, a tranquil garden, and consulting suites for doctors.

The centre will allow more patients to have their diagnostics, treatment, surgery and access to complementary therapies in one location. This will have a profound impact on both patients and their families.

The Bays received a portion of Federal Government funding for the new Cancer Care Centre, but a funding shortfall of $4.9 million remains to complete this critical project. As an independent, not-for-profit hospital, we now need community and philanthropic support to help complete this vital project.

Donate today to The Bays Cancer Care Centre Christmas Appeal.

Alternatively you can call our Fundraising Team on 03 5970 5329.

No matter how big or small, your donation will make a positive difference and leave a legacy to be proud of.