Free Transport for Cancer Patients Receiving Treatment at the Milton Cancer Services Centre.

Cancer patients and family members or carers with appointments at the Milton Ulladulla Community Cancer Services Centre are eligible to take advantage of a new, free, door to door transport service.

The Cancer Outpatients Appeal has partnered with Community Transport Aid  to provide this new service through local CTA Volunteers on the Thursday and Friday chemotherapy treatment days at the Centre.

Dee Carrington, President of the Cancer Outpatients Appeal said, “ We are very pleased to be able to work with CTA to provide this door to door service. Some patients and carers have commented that it is often difficult to park at the Centre as spaces within the hospital complex are at a premium. In some cases, patients receiving chemotherapy may not be well enough to drive themselves, and a partner or friend may have other commitments and not be available to provide the transport they need. We feel this new service will address those issues and be a real benefit to both patients and their family members. Often it is this type of practical help that can make a real difference to the wellbeing of patients and carers.” 

Geoff White, President of Community Transport Aid said, “CTA is always amenable to work with organisations such as the Cancer Outpatients Appeal to help local patients attend their medical appointments. Patients will book transport to the Cancer Services Centre through CTA and be transported home once their treatment is completed. We are proud to be able to offer this stress free service to patients.”

To book this free transport service patients simply call CTA on  4455 4415 during office hours, (9am – 4pm Monday to Friday).  They will be picked up from home and driven to a designated drop off point close to the Cancer Centre entrance. When  treatment is completed the volunteer driver will return them home.

The Cancer Outpatients Appeal a local, community based charitable organisation run entirely by volunteers, was established in 2003 to raise funds to build and equip the Cancer Services Centre and continues to supports the work of the Centre, its staff, volunteer services and its patients, their family members and carers.

Community Transport Aid is a local non-profit, charitable organisation run entirely by volunteers. It was established in 1983 to address the problem of lack of transport in the area and the inability of many residents, particularly the elderly, to reach medical and health related destinations.

For more information on the Cancer Outpatients Appeal visit our website www.canceroutpatientsappeal.org.au or call 4455 4953 and for more information on Community Transport Aid call 44 55 4415.