The voice of the patient has always been at the heart of the design and development of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. From the outset, making the cancer journey as easy as possible for patients has always been top of mind. From 2010, we engaged with a consumer group made up of patients, family members and carers, to help inform the Lifehouse’s initial design features and our model of care.

The Lifehouse Partnership Advisory Council was formed in September 2013, following a formal application process, and is made up of cancer survivors, carers and consumers. The council informs the development of Lifehouse policies, procedures and communication approaches that impact on the patient experience, and represents the patient voice in Lifehouse governance committees.

To contact the Partnership Advisory Council, please email PartnershipCouncil@lh.org.au

Meet our current members below:

  • Shirley Baxter Co-Chair

    Shirley is the elected Chair of the Partnership Advisory Council and a member since 2013. Shirley has extensive experience as an HR and corporate leadership executive with IBM…

  • Shae Gibson

    Shae manages the New South Wales Consumer Development Fund (known as My Choice Matters) which does capacity building work with people with disability in preparation for the National Disability Insurance Scheme…

  • Claude Gauchat Co-Chair

    Claude Gauchat has extensive international business and board experience, with specialist skills in strategic planning and corporate governance…

  • Beverley Noble

    As a breast cancer survivor for over 13 years, Beverley is passionate about cancer and palliative care advocacy. She joined the Breast Cancer Action Group and Cancer Voices in 2000 as a part of the executive committee…

  • Maryanne Gauchat

    Maryanne began her career in the early 70s as an occupational therapist for Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney), followed by Lausanne and Basel Cantonal hospitals (Switzerland)…

  • Raymond Chan

    Raymond has a background in engineering and has extensive project management experience with Sydney International Airport…

  • Jane Cockburn

    Jane is a consumer with personal experiences relating to various areas, most recently as a patient at Lifehouse and as an informal carer for others…

  • Keith Cox

    In November 2017, Keith stepped down from his role as Cancer Nurse Practitioner at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and brings a wealth of experience to the Partnership Advisory Council…

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