Until now, the chemotherapy medications for Augusta Victoria cancer patients have been prepared in the pharmacy together with all other regular medication preparations. While the staff have always taken every safety measure, only a full separation can actually guarantee complete safety.
August Victoria Hospital provides life-saving cancer treatment for the five million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
Bisan Khair, director of Resources Development at AVH said:
It is very crucial for oncology patients to receive their chemotherapy treatment in a timely manner. Unfortunately, with the increasing number of cancer patients and the current small, outdated AVH pharmacy, this is sometimes not possible. The chemo lab, once fully functional, will greatly help in reducing the chemotherapy waiting time and will ensure that patients receive their chemotherapy treatment as per the protocols. This will mean improved quality of care for cancer patients and will enhance their chances of survival.
In responding to NATAN’s call to find an appropriate home for the chemo lab, Project Rozana was pleased to be able to broker this extraordinary contribution to Augusta Victoria Hospital, the Palestinian health system and the patients in need.