Chris O’Brien LifeHouse at RPA
Their mission at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is to improve the quality of life of cancer patients, carers and their families by advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of the disease. They began with an ambitious plan to transform cancer care, by creating an integrated and patient-focussed centre of excellence. Now that dream is becoming a reality, as they open our state-of-the-art $260 million facility to patients, but Lifehouse is more than a new building, it is about creating a new organisation, with the patient at the centre of everything we do. Around one in two men and one in three women will get cancer. Every year in NSW alone more than 39,000 new cases of cancer are expected to be diagnosed – that is more than 100 every day.
They want to make things easier for people with cancer through integrated treatment, research, education, complementary therapies and support. At Lifehouse, everything a patient needs will be in one place, including allied health, complementary therapies and psycho-social support. Lifehouse is located alongside Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Sydney University in Camperdown.