When you are sitting in a chair for more than five hours undergoing chemotherapy treatment, you want to be as comfortable as possible.
For Launceston's Erica Buller, there was nothing pleasant about the seven surgeries and countless rounds of chemotherapy she required to treat her cancer.
But her experience was made better thanks to the care she received at Launceston General Hospital's WP Holman Clinic - in particular, a certain chair.
A staff member at Country Club Tasmania, recently the casino's employees charity group - of which Ms Buller is a member - donated an additional chemotherapy chair to the clinic.
Designed for oncology treatment and valued at more than $6000, the chairs are used for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
As Northern Cancer Service clinical nurse consultant Sarah Coulson explained, they help provide additional safety and comfort to patients.
"They tend to be this giant, cumbersome things that allow us to recline people and get them really comfortable," she said.
"When you are going through chemotherapy, you want to be as comfortable as possible.
"Those sorts of additional supports make a really big difference to people undergoing treatment."
Ms Buller was diagnosed with cancer in September 2016. Within days of her diagnosis she was rushed to Hobart for emergency surgery - the first of seven.
As part of her treatment, she would go on to spend many hours at the WP Holman Clinic where she said support from staff made all the difference in her recovery.
"It changed my life. It was terrible," she said.
"It hurt my family more than it hurt me, because I didn't know what was going on - it was just go, go, go.
"But the support I had, my doctors ... they were absolutely beautiful."
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Ms Buller would spend hours sitting in chemotherapy chairs, but said there weren't always enough to go around.
When deciding what the casino's next donation should be directed towards, she said it was an obvious choice.
"To sit in these chairs for four-five hours, it can get boring, but you need to be comfortable," she said.
"I feel like the lucky one, because I survived. But you see the people in the cancer ward, and within a couple of weeks they can be gone.
"That's what upsets me the most. All cancers are not the same.
"Even if someone has the same cancer as you, it's different. I still haven't accepted it, what I went through and where it's left me."
With many staff directly and indirectly affected by cancer, Country Club Tasmania's community engagement manager Tim Coyle said the fundraising group recently agreed to focus its efforts solely on the Holman Clinic.
"It was unanimously voted for by staff, that we would commit to the Holman Clinic now and into the future," he said.
"The rewards of that, we are seeing today with the donation of this chair."
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