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Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

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Name: Goldia Shum

Position: Annual Giving Manager

Email: goldia.shum@lh.org.au

Website: http://www.mylifehouse.org.au

Address

119-143 Missenden Rd

Camperdown NSW 2050

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Our Mission / Objective

‘Transforming cancer treatment for Australians though an environment thriving on discovery, research and uncompromising care.’

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a not-for-profit, comprehensive cancer hospital offering care from research, clinical trials, screening, prevention, diagnosis and treatment to wellness. We specialise in advanced cancer care including the most rare and complex cases. Each year we treat over 57,000 patients from across Australia, using the latest technology in a modern, purpose-built hospital.

At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse we put the patient firmly at the centre of everything we do. We provide the full range of cancer care: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, research, supportive care and evidence-based complementary therapies like acupuncture, mindfulness, reflexology, massage and exercise physiology. In a comprehensive cancer hospital, cancer is always the priority and doesn’t compete against other specialties. This approach has been shown to improve outcomes for patients by five to 15 percent. The convenience and continuity of care in one location, and with one team of professionals reduces travel and stress and improves the quality of care provided.

Our specialists take part in multidisciplinary teams of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, psychologists and researchers to provide peer-reviewed, tailored, individualised treatment to patients. Patient care is underpinned by a thriving research program that ensures we remain at the forefront of the latest approaches to cancer prevention, care and treatment.

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is the largest clinical trials centre in New South Wales, giving our patients access to some of the world’s newest lifesaving drugs and breakthroughs. Research and trials are carried out by the same clinicians who treat patients, shortening the path between discovery and new treatments.

The hospital has ten operating theatres, an intensive care unit, 125 patient beds, five linear accelerators and the Southern Hemisphere’s first dual console robotic surgical system, all in support of our complete inpatient and outpatient service.

As a not-for-profit hospital, all donations go towards the services and programs that we provide to people with cancer. This independence enables a nimble and responsive approach to cancer care and research. Support from our generous donors helps drive innovation in research, improve patient care and makes the journey as smooth as it can possibly be.

We began with an ambitious plan to transform cancer care, by creating a patient-focused comprehensive cancer hospital. That dream became a reality in November 2013, when our state-of-the-art $260 million facility opened to patients. Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is located on state government owned land and received more than $180 million in federal government grants.

The opening of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse was staged. Stage 1 involved the opening of outpatient services, including specialist clinics for breast surgery, gynaecological oncology, bone and soft tissue sarcoma, head and neck, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and allied health services.

We also opened our purpose-built integrative medicine centre, the LivingRoom, providing supportive services, education and complementary therapy treatments that can be used in partnership with clinical care to help relieve stress, reduce pain and anxiety and manage symptoms and side effects.

At the end of 2014, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse opened its day surgery facilities, providing endoscopy and other procedures for patients with a confirmed or suspected cancer diagnosis, for a range of cancer types. As part of Stage 2, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse opened its inpatient facilities in early 2015, including eight state-of-the-art operating theatres, 125 inpatient rooms with ensuite and an intensive care unit.

We continue to add new services including rapid access services for prostate cancer screening, endoscopy and hysteroscopy, a cancer risk assessment clinic, the Sydney Facial Nerve Clinic, the post-cancer sexual intimacy, new thoracic and sarcoma and bone cancer clinics.

Our Services

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is an integrated and focused centre of excellence, offering everything a cancer patient needs in one place, including advanced onco-surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, research, education, complementary therapies and psychosocial support.
 

Projects in Progress

Research at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

As a comprehensive cancer hospital dedicated to transforming cancer care in Australia, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is at the forefront of cancer research, ensuring our patients have access to cutting edge treatments that deliver the best possible outcomes. We are focused on delivering patient-centred care through clinical, academic and research excellence. Medicine is constantly evolving. To ensure we remain at the forefront of the latest approaches to cancer care and treatment, we have dedicated research teams onsite that focus on physics, medical physics, radiobiology, radiation oncology, radiotherapy, gynaecological oncology, medical oncology, as well as an integrated clinical trials department. This provides the opportunity for our patients and team members to get involved in vital research, including the trial of new drugs, devices and other treatment techniques.

If you have any queries or concerns about research conducted at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, please contact:Julie Charlton, Research Governance Manager, phone: 02 8514 0410, email:julie.charlton@lh.org.au

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About the Lifehouse LivingRoom

The LivingRoom is a purpose-built centre for supportive services, education and treatments that can be used in partnership with clinical care to help relieve stress, reduce pain and anxiety and manage side-effects of treatment.

The aim of the LivingRoom is to provide the best possible support by offering integrative medicine as part of the overall package of cancer care and by guiding patients towards treatments with evidence-based benefits, overseen by practitioners with specific experience in treating cancer patients.

Located on the Ground Floor, the LivingRoom provides a sanctuary for patients, family and carers seeking therapies that support their mind, body and spirit. The design of the LivingRoom incorporates organic textures, neutral tones, wood and other tactile finishes to provide a warm, nurturing environment.

It includes eight consultation rooms, four of which have tables, for treatments such as massage and acupuncture, and a large education room for group sessions and exercise classes.

All of the treatments available in the LivingRoom are provided by trained professionals with specific experience in treating cancer patients. Treatments in the LivingRoom are available to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse patients, their carers and their families along with cancer patients from other hospitals.

The therapies and services available in the LivingRoom include:

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Our People

CEO

Eileen Hannagan, Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information

ABN

70 388 962 804

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Remember Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in your Will

Your Will is your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.

While your Will thoughtfully bequeaths your estate to the people you love, your Will can also benefit people you may never even meet – people such as researchers, patients, medical and surgical teams.

A gift to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in your Will makes a significant and meaningful contribution to our work in creating a brighter future for people living with cancer.

Please contact Goldia Shum, Annual Giving Manager, on (02) 8514 0626 or email for more information.

General Donations

As a not-for-profit hospital treating public and private patients, we appreciate your support. There are many ways you can help us achieve our vision to transform cancer treatment for Australians.

LEARN MORE

Other support

Major Gifts – an investment in people not just cancer

Without our much-valued donors it would not have been possible to realise the vision of Professor Chris O’Brien in building Australia’s first patient-focused cancer treatment Centre of Excellence.

Now, as the only not-for-profit hospital in Australia treating both public and private cancer patients, we need significant and ongoing investment in our medical research and medical equipment.

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse aims to have the most technologically advanced equipment to treat our patients in the most minimally invasive way, ensuring better outcomes and quicker recovery times. As well we are making great advances in our research into melanoma, breast, lung and other cancers.

If you would like to learn more about how your major donation or grant could help change lives for the better contact Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

  • Major gifts of $50,000 and over are offered naming opportunities.
  • Major gifts of $250,000 and over are recognised by a plaque on the Lifehouse Donor Honour Wall.
  • All donations of $2.00 and over are tax-deductible.

Fundraise For Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

LEARN MORE

 

Work with us

Please click here for more information.

Volunteer with us

For Volunteer enquiries please call  Phone: 02 8514 0301

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

‘Transforming cancer treatment for Australians though an environment thriving on discovery, research and uncompromising care.’

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a not-for-profit, comprehensive cancer hospital offering care from research, clinical trials, screening, prevention, diagnosis and treatment to wellness. We specialise in advanced cancer care including the most rare and complex cases. Each year we treat over 57,000 patients from across Australia, using the latest technology in a modern, purpose-built hospital.

At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse we put the patient firmly at the centre of everything we do. We provide the full range of cancer care: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, research, supportive care and evidence-based complementary therapies like acupuncture, mindfulness, reflexology, massage and exercise physiology. In a comprehensive cancer hospital, cancer is always the priority and doesn’t compete against other specialties. This approach has been shown to improve outcomes for patients by five to 15 percent. The convenience and continuity of care in one location, and with one team of professionals reduces travel and stress and improves the quality of care provided.

Our specialists take part in multidisciplinary teams of surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, psychologists and researchers to provide peer-reviewed, tailored, individualised treatment to patients. Patient care is underpinned by a thriving research program that ensures we remain at the forefront of the latest approaches to cancer prevention, care and treatment.

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is the largest clinical trials centre in New South Wales, giving our patients access to some of the world’s newest lifesaving drugs and breakthroughs. Research and trials are carried out by the same clinicians who treat patients, shortening the path between discovery and new treatments.

The hospital has ten operating theatres, an intensive care unit, 125 patient beds, five linear accelerators and the Southern Hemisphere’s first dual console robotic surgical system, all in support of our complete inpatient and outpatient service.

As a not-for-profit hospital, all donations go towards the services and programs that we provide to people with cancer. This independence enables a nimble and responsive approach to cancer care and research. Support from our generous donors helps drive innovation in research, improve patient care and makes the journey as smooth as it can possibly be.

We began with an ambitious plan to transform cancer care, by creating a patient-focused comprehensive cancer hospital. That dream became a reality in November 2013, when our state-of-the-art $260 million facility opened to patients. Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is located on state government owned land and received more than $180 million in federal government grants.

The opening of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse was staged. Stage 1 involved the opening of outpatient services, including specialist clinics for breast surgery, gynaecological oncology, bone and soft tissue sarcoma, head and neck, radiation oncology, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and allied health services.

We also opened our purpose-built integrative medicine centre, the LivingRoom, providing supportive services, education and complementary therapy treatments that can be used in partnership with clinical care to help relieve stress, reduce pain and anxiety and manage symptoms and side effects.

At the end of 2014, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse opened its day surgery facilities, providing endoscopy and other procedures for patients with a confirmed or suspected cancer diagnosis, for a range of cancer types. As part of Stage 2, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse opened its inpatient facilities in early 2015, including eight state-of-the-art operating theatres, 125 inpatient rooms with ensuite and an intensive care unit.

We continue to add new services including rapid access services for prostate cancer screening, endoscopy and hysteroscopy, a cancer risk assessment clinic, the Sydney Facial Nerve Clinic, the post-cancer sexual intimacy, new thoracic and sarcoma and bone cancer clinics.

Our Services

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is an integrated and focused centre of excellence, offering everything a cancer patient needs in one place, including advanced onco-surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, research, education, complementary therapies and psychosocial support.
 

Projects in Progress

Research at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

As a comprehensive cancer hospital dedicated to transforming cancer care in Australia, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is at the forefront of cancer research, ensuring our patients have access to cutting edge treatments that deliver the best possible outcomes. We are focused on delivering patient-centred care through clinical, academic and research excellence. Medicine is constantly evolving. To ensure we remain at the forefront of the latest approaches to cancer care and treatment, we have dedicated research teams onsite that focus on physics, medical physics, radiobiology, radiation oncology, radiotherapy, gynaecological oncology, medical oncology, as well as an integrated clinical trials department. This provides the opportunity for our patients and team members to get involved in vital research, including the trial of new drugs, devices and other treatment techniques.

If you have any queries or concerns about research conducted at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, please contact:Julie Charlton, Research Governance Manager, phone: 02 8514 0410, email:julie.charlton@lh.org.au

LEARN MORE

About the Lifehouse LivingRoom

The LivingRoom is a purpose-built centre for supportive services, education and treatments that can be used in partnership with clinical care to help relieve stress, reduce pain and anxiety and manage side-effects of treatment.

The aim of the LivingRoom is to provide the best possible support by offering integrative medicine as part of the overall package of cancer care and by guiding patients towards treatments with evidence-based benefits, overseen by practitioners with specific experience in treating cancer patients.

Located on the Ground Floor, the LivingRoom provides a sanctuary for patients, family and carers seeking therapies that support their mind, body and spirit. The design of the LivingRoom incorporates organic textures, neutral tones, wood and other tactile finishes to provide a warm, nurturing environment.

It includes eight consultation rooms, four of which have tables, for treatments such as massage and acupuncture, and a large education room for group sessions and exercise classes.

All of the treatments available in the LivingRoom are provided by trained professionals with specific experience in treating cancer patients. Treatments in the LivingRoom are available to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse patients, their carers and their families along with cancer patients from other hospitals.

The therapies and services available in the LivingRoom include:

LEARN MORE

Our People

CEO

Eileen Hannagan, Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information

ABN

70 388 962 804

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Remember Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in your Will

Your Will is your opportunity to leave a lasting legacy.

While your Will thoughtfully bequeaths your estate to the people you love, your Will can also benefit people you may never even meet – people such as researchers, patients, medical and surgical teams.

A gift to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in your Will makes a significant and meaningful contribution to our work in creating a brighter future for people living with cancer.

Please contact Goldia Shum, Annual Giving Manager, on (02) 8514 0626 or email for more information.

General Donations

As a not-for-profit hospital treating public and private patients, we appreciate your support. There are many ways you can help us achieve our vision to transform cancer treatment for Australians.

LEARN MORE

Other support

Major Gifts – an investment in people not just cancer

Without our much-valued donors it would not have been possible to realise the vision of Professor Chris O’Brien in building Australia’s first patient-focused cancer treatment Centre of Excellence.

Now, as the only not-for-profit hospital in Australia treating both public and private cancer patients, we need significant and ongoing investment in our medical research and medical equipment.

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse aims to have the most technologically advanced equipment to treat our patients in the most minimally invasive way, ensuring better outcomes and quicker recovery times. As well we are making great advances in our research into melanoma, breast, lung and other cancers.

If you would like to learn more about how your major donation or grant could help change lives for the better contact Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.

  • Major gifts of $50,000 and over are offered naming opportunities.
  • Major gifts of $250,000 and over are recognised by a plaque on the Lifehouse Donor Honour Wall.
  • All donations of $2.00 and over are tax-deductible.

Fundraise For Chris O’Brien Lifehouse

LEARN MORE

 

Work with us

Please click here for more information.

Volunteer with us

For Volunteer enquiries please call  Phone: 02 8514 0301

Our Annual Reports

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