Ringing the bell on cancer.

As an oncology nurse of many years this story stood out to me.

For patients finishing chemotherapy in this centre they get to ring a bell when their treatment is completed.

With tears in her eyes, she paid tribute to the staff who supported her through the past six months. “It means a lot, it’s exciting and it means the finish of my chemo,” Ms Morgan said.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-14/captains-bell-rings-in-end-of-chemotherapy-cancer-treatment/10620070

I really love this idea as it brings a extra special memory and element to our work. Imagine being the nurse standing by and watching and taking the moment to realise they have contributed in a beautiful way to this person’s story.

Does your work place do anything special or different for patients on discharge or end of treatment? Would love to hear your stories below.