A lesson to live by: Look Good, Feel Better

Megan Mills, Tracey Moroney, Maree Burmeister and Bev Lumberg.

Ringwood Private Hospital is a leading supporter of Look Good Feel Better (LGFB), a program that is well recognised, nationally, as being vital in helping patients approach cancer with confidence.

Recently Megan Mills, general manager of Ringwood Private Hospital had the privilege of attending the LGFB volunteer recognition celebration.

"We host 10 LGFB workshops each year that have a great reception and attendance and are of enormous benefit to all who join us," Megan explains.

The workshop involves makeup and hair/wig styling advice and is a great social environment for the participants and the volunteers that host the sessions.

"Our workshops are co-ordinated by Tracey Moroney, Cancer Support Nurse, who does an amazing job making sure that we offer this well-recognised and quality service for our community," said Megan.

On the night of the celebration, Tracey was efforts were widely recognised with Ringwood Private Hospital being awarded the 2015 LGFB centre of the year for Victoria and Tasmania.

"Knowing that these programs operate in both private and public hospital facilities, this is a wonderful effort.

"Tracey was awarded the certificate by the State and National Program directors and what was most humbling was the overwhelming applause from the volunteers present and the number of volunteers who made comments to us on how wonderful our program, environment and support is for this very important support service.

I want to recognise Tracey’s outstanding efforts as a lot of her role is unseen by the general hospital population. Tracey contributes and enhances the experience of so many patients and families through this program and many others,' said Megan.