Daffodil Cottage has reopened its doors following five months of refurbishment and expansion works.
The Cottage has been redesigned and extended to increase its capacity due to increasing demands for cancer patients requiring chemotherapy and palliative care services in the Bathurst area.
As part of the refurbishment, the number of treatment chairs has been increased from five to 10, doubling the number of patients able to be treated at one time.
General Manager Bathurst Health Service, Sue Patterson, said it is fantastic to see the results of the expansion and refurbishment works.
“I’m really excited that staff have moved back into Daffodil Cottage, and patients will be able to benefit from improvements to the Cottage,” Ms Patterson said.
“The refurbishment works will really assist and support cancer patients in the Bathurst area, with greater capacity to treat more patients.”
While the works took place, cancer services were temporarily located in the Medical Ward at the Bathurst Health Service.
“I’d like to thank everyone for their understanding while the works took place – the staff, patients and carers have all been extremely understanding about the temporary arrangements and everyone is now eagerly looking forward to the new and improved service,” Ms Patterson said.
The Western NSW Local Health District would also like to thank Hines Constructions, the Daffodil Cottage Advisory Committee and the Daffodil Cottage Expansion Fund Raising Committee, as well as the many members of the community who through their generous donations made the works possible.
The total cost of the project was $700,000 complemented by a $150,000 contribution from NSW Health.