The Hastings Cancer Trust Grants Program 



Projects funded from the 2020 HCT Grants Program




Projects funded from the 2019 HCT Grants Program



<span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">The Betty and John Allman Award for 2019</span>--

The Betty and John Allman Award for 2019

This year the Betty and John Allman award went to Mid North Coast Local Health District - Community Palliative Care for their “Life Matters” biography program which aims to record the memories of terminally ill cancer patients.


Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients--

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients

$50,000 awarded to local cancer projects in the Hastings, Macleay and Camden Haven Region. Grants can be submitted by anyone involved in the management or treatment of cancer or community groups supporting cancer patients.


Thank you to our wonderful contributors--

Thank you to our wonderful contributors

The Trust would like to acknowledge the tremendous support of Sponsors, Community Groups and individuals who have all helped to rise funds and awareness for local cancer projects  in 2019




Projects funded from the 2018 HCT Grants Program



The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute -&nbsp; Lymphoedema Therapy--

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute -  Lymphoedema Therapy

Received a grant to purchase a Physic Touch device for treatment of smaller areas of stubborn lymphoedema in the head, neck and breast areas



The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Oncology Department--

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Oncology Department

Received a grant for the purchase of 2 vital monitors to interface with the hospitals electronic Medical Records saving nurses time and making it easier for Clinical trial Patients.

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit--

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Received a grant to fund staff to attend the National Palliative Conference in Perth and to assist in providing 2 Vicarious Loss & Trauma Workshops


Port Macquarie Base Hospital - Respiratory Department--

Port Macquarie Base Hospital - Respiratory Department

Received a grant co-funded with the Base Hospital for the purchase of a bedside ultrasound device which will improve efficiency and safety of diagnosis and treatment of cancer related complications 


The Hastings Home Hospice--

The Hastings Home Hospice

Received a grant for the purchase of 6 Roho Quadro Cushions which will provide comfort for the sick, frail and less mobile of the palliative care patients


The Macleay Valley Home Hospice&nbsp;--

The Macleay Valley Home Hospice 

Received a grant for the purchase of various items to assist patients in home care such as walking frames, in home portable showers and toilets, utility chairs and a high back chair


Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group--

Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group

Received a grant to fund the cost of hiring a room at the Port Macquarie Library for their Breast Cancer Support Group meetings. Meetings held on the 3rd Friday of every month. Anyone diagnosed with breast cancer welcome


<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-disabledisablecolor: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Mid North Coast Local Health District - Cancer &amp; Palliative Care Development Program</span>--

Mid North Coast Local Health District - Cancer & Palliative Care Development Program

Received a grant to assist with the running of a residential retreat for patients recovering from and still coping with cancer treatments. The aim is to help rebuild patients psychological and physical health.



The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Cultural Enhancement Program--

The Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Cultural Enhancement Program

Received a grant for the purchase of or commissioning of artwork by indigenous local artists to be hung in prominent positions around the MNCCI to help indigenous patients feel more welcome.


Kempsey District Hospital - Palliative Care Community--

Kempsey District Hospital - Palliative Care Community

Received a grant for the purchase of an oxygen concentrator which will be used in patients homes to assist with their breathing difficulties


The Annual Betty and John Allman Award--

The Annual Betty and John Allman Award

This year the $200 award was presented to Louise Finnegan to assist with the Cultural Enhancement Program at the MNCCI



2018 Grants Awards Evening--

2018 Grants Awards Evening

Recipients of a 2018 grant award were able to meet the sponsors and community groups which had helped to raise funds for the Trust during 2018


Projects funded from the 2017 HCT Grants Program


Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group--

Port Macquarie-Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group

Received a grant to fund the cost of hiring a room for their support group meetings


<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Wauchope District Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit</span>--

Wauchope District Memorial Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Received a grant for 2 staff members to attend Palliative Care training in NSW



Port Macquarie Base Hospital Anaesthetics Department--

Port Macquarie Base Hospital Anaesthetics Department

Received a grant for a transcutaneous CO2 monitor for lung cancer patients.


<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Hastings Home Hospice</span>--

Hastings Home Hospice

Received a grant for the purchase of syringe drivers for pain relief.


<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Fundraising Friends of the HCT</span>--

Fundraising Friends of the HCT

Received a grant for the purchase of fundraising tools


<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Mid North Coast Cancer Institute</span>--

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute

Received a grant for prescribed oncology exercise programs to 60 patients.



<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Clinical Trial Unit</span>--

Mid North Coast Cancer Institute - Clinical Trial Unit

Received a grant contribution towards the purchase of an ECG machine.


<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Kempsey District Hospital - Palliative Care Unit</span>--

Kempsey District Hospital - Palliative Care Unit

Received a grant for pressure injury prevention items


<span style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Macleay Valley Home Hospice - Palliative Care</span>--

Macleay Valley Home Hospice - Palliative Care

Received a grant for the purchase of lightweight wheelchairs


<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Miid North Coast Local Health District</span>--

Miid North Coast Local Health District

Received a grant towards patient personal items bags and other palliative care items.


<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">Port Macquarie Base Hospital - Emergency Department</span>--

Port Macquarie Base Hospital - Emergency Department

Received a grant towards equipment setting up EMU1 for cancer patients.


<span style="font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, sans-serif; text-align: center; -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Rotary Lodge Port Macquarie&nbsp;</span>--

Rotary Lodge Port Macquarie 

Received a grant towards new sofas for the 12 room extension