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2nd June 2021

Children's Oncology // Treatment rooms get brighter

Blade, 6 years old, has been in and out of hospital treatment rooms for two years, but now thanks to Queensland Police Service, treatment rooms are giving him something to smile about.

Over the past three years QPS, Townsville branch has raised $34,000 for the children’s oncology ward. 

Clinical nurse, Jessica Loveday said this project has been two years in the making.

“With COVID 19 and the panels being made in the UK it’s been a long wait. The rooms were very clinical and sterile, now the children not only have something to look at, but the panels are interactive which is used as a distraction therapy tool during treatment. 

“Thanks to QPS we have been able to purchase many items for our patients and training tools for our staff,” said Jessica.

Chief superintendent, Townsville police, Craig Hanlon said they are proud to be part of the community by doing their part in helping sick children.  The money has been raised from the Townsville Police District Christmas Charity Ball.

“Sometimes we see the bad side of life. Policing is not just about locking up criminals, community plays a very large part of our job, and we are really proud to be part of something that makes a positive difference in people’s lives. 

“These kids are going through a tough time and hopefully this will make their journey a bit easier, said Mr Hanlon. 

QPS is planning their next ball to support Brighter Lives Townsville Hospital Foundation towards the end of this year.

Brighter Lives is the official charity of the Townsville Hospital and Health Services. 

If you would like to donate and brighten the lives of patients, visitors and staff, head to our website 

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