Lymphoedema Support Clinics


  • Clinics are held some Fridays at the Ribbonwood Centre, 93 Princes Hwy Dapto. 2530. Appointments 9.30 to 12.30. For appointment or information ring Jenny 0423 135 342 or 4256 5019
  • September  Clinic Dates
  • Friday 8 September, Friday 22 September 2017

Staff/Volunteer Flu Vaccinations  

 No appointment required for the flu vaccination. You cannot have the vaccination if you are currently suffering from the flu.

For all vaccinations volunteers can attend the Respiratory Medicine Department, Ground Floor, Block C, Wollongong Hospital between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm Mondays to Fridays.

Please Note:  Mandatory Vaccinations for all Cancer Carers working with patients in the Cancer Care Centre; Ward C7 or Drive patients.  These have to be updated by Tuesday, 14 March.

Diphtheria; Tetanus; Pertussis; Hepatitis B; Measles; Mumps; Rubella; Chicken Pox; TB Screening:

 Patient Driving

New drivers for our roster are always welcome.  If you wish to participate in this worthwhile assistance to patients ring: Jill Wilson (Transport Coordinator) 4229 9419

or Margaret Gobert 4297 6710

Open Meeting – AGM

All Open Meetings to be held at 10 am; Figgy Bowlo,  120 The Avenue, Figtree (plenty of parking available).  Doors open at 10 am.

  • Monday 16 October (AGM), 2017 at 10 am

Bus Trips

The following bus trip will be on Wednesday, 27  September to Auburn Gardens & Camarvon Golf Club.

To find details of future bus trips ring the number below:
Bus pick-up areas:
Footpath outside Cancer Care Centre Car Park and Ribbonwood, Dapto

For Bus Hire information:
Call Peter Brown 4274 1859 or Narelle Langridge 0414 280 127

 Annual Fundraiser

Banquet at the Beach

Our Annual Major Fundraiser.
A very successful “Banquet at the Beach” luncheon and Auction was held on Sunday, 30 July 2017 at 11 am.  Theme:  “Christmas in July”  There was a 5-course luncheon and musical entertainment by Glenn Whitehall.  Results will be shown as soon as they are finalised.

Sewing Days

Dapto Showgrounds – from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm.  Contact Narelle Langridge 4261 4130 for more details if you are interested in joining this hard-working group.

Please bring your own lunch and something for morning tea

  • Friday       1 September
  • Friday       8 September
  • Friday     15 September
  • Friday     22 September
  • Friday     29 September (Stall)

Mandatory Training for all Volunteers 

All volunteers are asked to attend a training session at the local hospital or service site.  Sessions will run for approximately three hours and will cover the following:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Fire Safety & Evacuation
  • Infection Control
  • Security
  • Work, Health & Safety

Friday 18 August at Conference Room 1, Level 8, Wollongong Hospital – Session 1: 9.30 am – 12.30 pm.  Session 2: 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Session 3:  Clinical Skills Lab, Illawarra Shoalhaven Health Education Centre, (Opposite hospital main entrance) 42 Loftus St, Wollongong 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Membership Fees

Membership fees were due on 1 July 2016.
The fee is $25 which covers you for 3 years from
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019.  Please send your money to:
Mr D Berry, Treasurer, Illawarra Cancer Carers Inc PO Box 1659, Wollongong  2500

Cancer Survivors Survey

Eva Battaglini from UNSW requested us to publicise the cancer survivors survey to our members.

This survey will assist in providing understanding on impacts and side effects of chemotherapy on lives of cancer survivors.

To take part in the survey go to:


Market Stalls Wollongong



Second Wednesday of each second month.   Hospital Market Stall dates for 2017:

  • Wednesday   9 August
  • Wednesday 11 October
  • Wednesday 13 December

Level 2 – Reception, Cancer Care Centre Hospital – Loftus Street Entrance

Goods for hospital stall should be dropped at the Cancer Care Centre by the Tuesday prior to the Market Stall at the latest.

Anyone with items for our Market Stalls ring
Lynne Henson 4284 7399 or bring to Level 2, at the
Cancer Care Centre at least the day prior to the Stall.
Any  Cooking for the stall please bring to Level 2, Cancer Care Centre on the morning of the stall



Shellharbour, Saturday 30
December.  Wollongong – Dates to be advised
Contact:  To put your name on the roster to help ring Alan Maidman 4261 6381

Late Bloomers

Wollongong Golf Club.  Current and ex members
welcome:  Meet at 11.30 am – no booking required. Just turn up.

  • Monday  11 September
  • Monday    4 December

To Prevent Flu this Winter

  • Cover your face to cough or sneeze
  • Throw away used tissues right away
  • Clean your hands thoroughly and often
  • Stay home until you are well

Shingles Injection 

Please be aware that if you have had the shingles injection you will not be able to come into the Cancer Care Centre/Oncology Ward or drive patients for at least two weeks afterwards.