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article imageAustralian PM Julia Gillard opens the Kinghorn Cancer Centre Special

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By Richard Milnes     Aug 28, 2012 in Health
Sydney - Prime Minister Julia Gillard opened the Kinghorn Cancer Centre today - a joint venture with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and St Vincent's Hospital.
She toured the new state of the art facility, meeting with patients and staff, and then attended the opening ceremony.
The opening ceremony included speeches by Mr Bill Ferris AC, Chairman of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Mr John Gurry, Chairman of St Vincent’s Health Australia.
His Eminence Cardinal George Pell AC, the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, conducted a blessing ceremony.
Patron of The Kinghorn Cancer Centre, singer Delta Goodrem (a former St Vincent’s Hospital cancer patient herself) performed a couple of songs.
A St Vincent’s Hospital leukemia patient, Ms Julie Soon, gave a moving talk of her experience of cancer.
The Centre cost $128 million and was partially funded by a $70 million Federal Government Grant and major philanthropic support.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrives at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard arrives at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to patients and staff at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard speaks to patients and staff at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the laboratory photographed in 2012
Prime Minister Julia Gillard in the laboratory photographed in 2012
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The Kinghorn Cancer Centre Opening Ceremony.
The Kinghorn Cancer Centre Opening Ceremony.
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Singer Delta Goodrem.
Singer Delta Goodrem.
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Ms Julie Soon.
Ms Julie Soon.
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More images of the event can be seen here.
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