Health relief close to home: Mildura radiation treatment centre welcomed

Mildura's Noel Pugsley welcomed the announcement that Mildura Health Private Hospital and cancer treatment service Icon Group will build an $11 million radiation treatment service in Mildura. Picture: Louise Barker

Mildura's Noel Pugsley welcomed the announcement that Mildura Health Private Hospital and cancer treatment service Icon Group will build an $11 million radiation treatment service in Mildura. Picture: Louise Barker

MILDURA’S Noel Pugsley knows just how stressful interstate cancer treatment can be, having spent six weeks earlier this year in Adelaide receiving radiation therapy.

As part-time carer for his wife Iris, Mr Pugsley said the upheaval from routine affected her and existing minor symptoms developed into dementia, resulting in hospital time and a move into aged care.

“There was just no one else here in Mildura for her to stay with while I was gone so she came with me,” he said.

“If we’d been able to remain here for my treatment, it wouldn’t have happened.”

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