Caregivers wear pink to support breast cancer patients

St John of God Subiaco Hospital was recently a sea of pink in support of patients and their families affected by breast cancer.

21 October 2019

Caregivers across the hospital wore pink outfits and accessories to show their support and help start a conversation about the importance of early detection.

St John of God Chief Executive Officer Prof Shirley Bowen said each year, we care for thousands of patients affected by breast cancer.

“We develop close relationships with our cancer patients and their families and ensure that they are provided clinical expertise and are cared for, completely,” she said.

“It was very special seeing so many of our Caregivers wearing pink and demonstrating the compassionate care that our hospital is known for.”

The initiative is just one of the many activities St John of God Subiaco Hospital has undertaken as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For the month of October, the entrance of the hospital’s Bendat Family Comprehensive Cancer Centre has been shining pink.

A variety of informative podcasts related to breast cancer have also released via the hospital’s social media channels and the ‘news and blogs’ section of the St John of God Subiaco Hospital website.

The podcasts include interviews with some of the hospital’s leading specialists including Breast Surgeon Prof Christobel Saunders AO, Oncologist Dr Andrew Dean and Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Lee.