Clinical Services Update Wellness centre seeks healthcare industry accreditation We are working through a rigorous process to gain accreditation under the EQuIP6 scheme, which meets the Australian Health Care Standards (ACHS) requirements for the delivery of services to a health industry standard. Over the last three months staff have been working to update various policies and procedures and undergoing training to ensure we are aligned to the new EQuIP6 standards for the delivery of services for our clients. On the 25th March 2021 we completed the upload of our pre-assessment documentation for the external auditors to assess. And on the 6th of May we had two ACHS assessors attending the Bloomhill Centre to assess our policies, procedures and ensure compliance with the set criterion from the 47 standards. We are still waiting on the final determination, but we believe we have done well. A huge achievement! Congratulations to all on a job well done. Help us keep people with cancer safe and get immunised for COVID19 All community members can play a role in reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Please consider getting behind our cancer clients and staff to reduce the risk of serious COVID 19 infection – get immunised! Please talk with your health care provider about the best vaccination for you. New Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic Thanks to the support of the University of the Sunshine Coast we are able to offer a free Nutrition and Dietetics Clinic. The clinic will be offered by final year Dietetics students under the direct supervision of their lecturer, a fully qualified dietician. A range of information and support is available including: Advice on healthy eating Eating while on Chemotherapy or having Radiotherapy Specific diets and supplements Manangingoverweightor underweight Heart disease-high cholesterol, high blood pressure Gastro-intestinal disorders:Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Coeliac Disease, Reflux, Diverticulitis, Constipation, Diarrhoea Respiratory diseases- Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease Bloomhill Indulgence Beauty Products We have some beautiful, limited edition beauty products on offer at the wellness centre. Products include a menthol foot rub (which is great for peripheral neuropathy), deodorant and pamper pack (cleanser, moisturiser and toner). Please see the display at reception.