Carers’ Day A Huge Success

As part of Carers’ Week, Milton Ulladulla Hospital held a Carers’ Day to recognise and celebrate the outstanding and selfless contribution of carers in our community.

The day began with the Cancer Services Centre being transformed into a health and beauty salon where carers had a chance  to sign up for some serious pampering opportunities – hairdressing, facial, manicure, massage, Bowen therapy and reflexology. In between treatments, carers enjoyed morning tea and a chance to relax, chat and compare notes with other carers.

Organiser Bruce Corke, Acting Deputy Director of Nursing, commented, “We were very pleased to see 26 carers able to take a break from their important carer roles to come along and enjoy this day. Having all these services available at the Cancer Services Centre meant they could enjoy all on offer in a relaxing and supportive environment. We would like to thank Viv Burns of Viv’s Mobile Hairdressing and Angela Book of Milton Hair Design  for providing hairdressing; Louise and the staff of Isis Egyptian Spa for setting up a room of beauty treatments; Kerry Devenport for providing Bowen Therapy; Marian Kain for massage and reflexology; and Sadhana Goulston for providing massage therapy.”

After a lunch prepared by Sea Juiced, the lucky door prize was drawn and Sue Pender was the winner of a beautiful  arrangement of native flowers designed by Milton Florists.

Bruce also thanked the Cancer Outpatients Appeal for sponsoring the Carers’ Day event.