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
  • February 2018  Clinic Dates
  • Friday 9 February, Friday 23 February

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.

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

March Open Meeting 

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 19 March 2018 at 10 am
  • Guest speaker:  Marie Ranson from University of Wollongong who will speak as soon as we are settled.

Bus Trips

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

Birthday Milestone

Congratulations to Ed Vormister, the first of our past and present Cancer Carers to reach 100 years of age.

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.  2018 dates for February:

  • Friday       2 February
  • Friday       9 February
  • Friday     16 February
  • Friday     23 February (Stall)

Mandatory Training for all Volunteers 

All volunteers are asked to attend an annual 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

Dates and times will be announced in due time.

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

Christmas Wrapping

A big Thank You to the Carers and friends who helped to make our Christmas Wrapping such a success both socially and financially.

Thank you also to the Centre Staff who helped make our work in the Centres so much easier.

Judy and Monica

Market Stalls Wollongong



Second Wednesday of each second month.   Hospital Market Stall dates for 2018:

  • Wednesday  14 February
  • Wednesday  11 April
  • Wednesday   13 June
  • Wednesday     8 August
  • Wednesday   10 October
  • Wednesday   12  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



Thank you to all those Cancer Carers who worked at the Barbeque in December.

When we have another date for a Barbeque please put your name on the roster to help by ringing 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    5 March
  • Monday    4 June
  • Monday     3 September
  • Monday     3 December

To Prevent Passing on the Flu

  • 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.