Nowra Register
28 Jan, 2008

Community worker Dee Carrington was named the Shoalhaven’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year at a ceremony at the Nowra Showground on Saturday. Also at the ceremony, musician Bernadette Morrison was named the Shoalhaven’s Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year. Mrs Carrington won the award for her tireless leadership of the Milton Ulladulla Cancer Outpatients Appeal for the Milton Hospital. The cancer centre will be opened this year after four-and-half years of fundraising. Mrs Carrington was stunned when her name was read out during Saturday’s ceremony and said she was overwhelmed to get such an award.

“It was such a terrific feeling and it makes you feel really great,” Mrs Carrington said.

Mrs Carrington said she would be sharing the award with the greater community. “I belong to a great community and from day one of this appeal there has been a great all round effort from everyone,” Mrs Carrington said. “This award also belongs to everyone who has helped with the appeal.”

Led by Mrs Carrington, the community raised about $500 000 and the centre will open by late March or early April. The centre will progressively provide chemotherapy, consulting rooms for use by visiting specialists and palliative care specialists, psychosocial support services,


Cancer library open to all

08 Oct, 2008 01:20 PM

A cancer resources library is now open to all members of the community.

The library, situated within the new Milton Ulladulla Community Cancer Services Centre beside Milton Hospital, is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3.30pm.

The Cancer Services Centre has been providing chemotherapy services for patients in the local community since its opening on August 1 this year.

Those wishing to use the library can phone administration officer Andrea Wilford on 4454 9164.

“Anyone can access the library,” Andrea explained.

“Whether you are a carer, patient, parent, recently diagnosed or just need to get your hands on some information, the library is available to the community.

“We have booklets on many aspects of cancer, along with a range of books that can be borrowed,” she said.



Big day nears for new clinic

07 May, 2008 10:25 AM

AFTER four and a half years of intensive community fundraising, the big day is drawing near when the Milton Ulladulla Community Cancer Services Centre will open its doors.

And the Appeal committee is planning to mark the occasion by inviting everyone to a preview series of community open days.

"We have received many positive comments about how good the centre looks from the outside," Appeal president Dee Carrington told the Times this week.


Centre is impressive

09 Jul, 2008 11:27 AM

LOCAL residents have been simply 'blown away' by the new Cancer Services Centre in Milton according to president of the Cancer Outpatients Appeal, Dee Carrington.

Mrs Carrington said the response to the facility from members of the public during a series of open days last week had been overwhelming.

Approximately 500 people took the opportunity to tour the centre over four days from last Sunday through to last Wednesday.

Speaking to the Times last Wednesday, an exhausted Mrs Carrington said the open days had gone "really, really well" and that everyone who toured the centre was "really impressed".

"I knew they would be," she said. "It was just nice to see the looks on their faces."

Visitors over the four days included Member for Gilmore Joanna Gash, Member for South Coast and most of the staff from Milton Hospital.

Mrs Carrington said many people simply couldn't believe what had been provided inside the centre, such as state-of-the-art video conferencing facilities.


Clinic a tribute to community

19 Mar, 2008 10:48 AM

WITH the Milton Hospital cancer clinic set to open its doors next month, the area health service has given the facility its full support.

South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service CEO Terry Clout toured the centre with Cancer Outpatients Appeal committee members last Wednesday and said the facility was a tribute to the Milton-Ulladulla community.

"This centre is a real tribute to the enormous contribution by the community and the committee members," he said.