DO YOU KNOW YOUR ABCDE’S

The ABCDE rule for skin cancer is a handy acronym that can help you identify potential skin cancers.

The letters stand for “Asymmetrical, Border, Color, Diameter, Evolving.” A new or changing spot or mole on your skin may be a sign of cancer.

When in doubt, it’s best to have a doctor check it out.

Fight Cancer with Footy Colours Day

A BIG THANKYOU to each and every one of our patients who got into the footy spirit over the last two weeks with donations or wearing their teams colours with pride. It was a fantastic couple of weeks getting into the spirit! We raised a total of $465.70 for the ‘Fight Cancer with Footy Colours Day’ which is an incredible effort by all.

Fight Cancer Foundation’s Footy Colours Day

The Ballarat Surgicentre is again taking part in the Fight Cancer Foundation’s Footy Colours Day to raise funds to help kids with cancer.

From Monday 13th of September to Thursday 23rd of September we will be wearing our footy colours in support of Kids with Cancer.


Feel free to show your support by wearing your footy colours to your appointments.

We will be collecting donations in reception for this worthy cause. Our goal this year is to raise $1,000. We will be providing updates on how we are travelling and our favourite footy photos from the week.  

Help us make an even bigger difference by supporting our Footy Colours Day event.

 

The Kids Cancer Project

The Ballarat Surgicentre has named our Kids Cancer Project super bear BAXTER!
Baxter will be donated to Central Highlands Rural Health in Daylesford. We hope he can bring many smiles to the kids receiving care at Central Highlands Rural Health.

Crazy Hair and Socks

The Ballarat Surgicentre we would like to thank all of our wonderful patients and staff for wearing their fabulous socks and crazy hair last week as part of our fundraiser for The Kids Cancer Project.

We raised a total of $888.95 for this charity!!!

Please stayed tuned next week to see the winning name for our Super Bear from staff and patient suggestions and also which rural hospital our bear will be donated to

If you would like to see some photos of our Crazy Hair and Socks week check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ballarat.surgicentre

 

Biggest Morning Tea 2021

Congratulations to Isabel and Michaela on their HUGE fund raising effort for the Cancer Councils Biggest Morning Tea event for 2021.

The total raised by these wonderful ladies was $9561.00, thank you to everyone who supported this fundraiser.

 

Welcome to our new staff members

Please help us in welcoming Rebecca and Madelyn to the Ballarat Surgicentre Team.
Rebecca will be joining the nursing crew and Madelyn will be part of our front of house team. 

Free Sun Smart App

 

UV radiation is dangerous because it’s not like the sun’s light which we see, or the sun’s heat, which we feel, so it can be damaging our skin without us knowing.

Our free SunSmart app takes away the guesswork by telling you when the UV is 3 and above with sun protection recommended for your location.

It uses forecast information from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) and live UV data from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) to provide sun protection times for more than 600 locations across Australia.

Skin Checks

Even though the weather outside is colder, your skin can still be absorbing the ultraviolet rays. It is necessary to wear sunscreen at all times when you are outdoors, regardless of the time of the year. You will be protecting yourself from sunburn and skin cancer by wearing sunscreen.

Remember to check your skin regularly, ask a friend or partner to help you check those tricky areas like your back and book regular a full skin examination with one of our wonderful doctor’s here at the Ballarat Surgicentre.

Phone 53030190  to book your skin check, and one of our friendly reception staff will be able to assist.

Consumer Feedback Month

May is Consumer Feeback Month at Ballarat Surgicentre incorporating the Ballarat Skin Cancer Centre.

We ask our patients to complete our feedback form as part of their discharge and ask that they return it to us to provide feedback on their experience throughout their visit. We then use this information to improve the processes with particular focus on the safety and comfort aspects of their admission.

We also welcome any feedback from our patients at any time to ensure we are running our day hospital to the highest standards and your visit runs smoothly.