Money puzzle lingers

24 May, 2006 12:25 PM

Confusion and frustration relating to the location more than $300,000 raised for the Milton Cancer Outpatients Appeal continues to grow with little hope of a swift resolution in sight.

Appeal president Dee Carrington expressed her disappointment and anger over the South Eastern Sydney Area Health's refusal to return more than $300,000 raised by the Appeal committee for the construction of a dedicated cancer treatment facility in Milton.

She said she was not prepared to let SESIAHS jeopardise the project and would continue to fight for the more than $300,000 raised by the community to be returned to the Appeal committee.



In a jam for cancer clinic

17 Mar, 2004 01:39 PM

Five entrepreneurial friends got their heads together and recently came up with an idea for raising much-needed funds for the Milton Ulladulla Cancer Outpatients' Appeal.

David and Meruys Freeman grow organically fertilised plum trees on their property off Wheelbarrow Road and, coupled with Betty White's selling skills and Bette and Bruce Buckingham's jam-making skills, the friends set to work to raise funds.

Betty and David picked the plum trees bare and left them in the capable hands of Bette and Bruce.



Cancer boss supports our clinic appeal

11 Aug, 2004 09:53 AM

Illawarra Area Health director of cancer services Dr Phil Clingan has thrown his support behind the Milton Outpatients Cancer Appeal.

Dr Clingan was one of the guests of honour at a recent appeal celebration dinner where he said he fully supported the community's decision to push for a cancer treatment facility in Milton.

"Any community that works for its own benefit needs to be supported," Dr Clingan said.

"I will do whatever I can to help establish the project."



Where's Appeal money?

17 May, 2006 11:18 AM

The Milton Cancer Outpatients Appeal has been dealt a devastating blow with the South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service stating it cannot return more than $300,000 raised for a cancer clinic for legal reasons.

However Milton Cancer Outpatients Appeal president Dee Carrington said the committee has received legal advice that contradicts the SESIAHS claim that it cannot return the money.

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock raised the issue of the Appeal funds in State parliament last week and said she has been receiving conflicting information about the status of the funds.

"Dee has received information which claims the funds are being held in a trust but I have a letter from SESIAHS CEO Debora Picone which clearly states the money is not in a trust but in a special purpose account," Mrs Hancock said.

"So really we still have no idea where the money actually is."

Mrs Carrington has written to the SESIAHS on numerous occasions in the past six months asking that funds held on behalf of the Appeal be returned so it can be deposited in the Appeal's own bank account.


Time To Deliver

22 Apr, 2009 03:33 PM

Milton Cancer Outpatients Appeal Committee members are outraged that not one oncologist has visited the Milton cancer clinic since its doors opened in August last year.

Committee president Dee Carrington said the South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service has provided a series of excuses in response to her ongoing demands for cancer specialists to conduct regular consultations at the centre.

She said the community raised the funds for the purpose built centre and had every right to expect a full range of oncology services.

While chemotherapy and other treatments are being carried out at the centre, cancer patients are still being forced to drive to Wollongong for specialist appointments.