Welcome to our ‘house’
A sanctuary. A retreat. A healing haven.
For inpatients Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is so much more than a hospital, it’s a home away from home. Whether you’re with us for a short or extended stay, our team is here to help you feel comfortable and support your wellbeing throughout every stage of your cancer journey.
Facilities and model of care
Chris O'Brien Lifehouse offers an integrated, patient-centred model of care which combines the best in cancer treatment, research, education and supportive services all under one roof, with patient care led by multidisciplinary teams which take into account the holistic needs of every person we treat.
Our inpatient facilities include 125 overnight beds in beautifully appointed private rooms with ensuite, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit and eight surgical theatres. Inpatients also have access to our full range of supportive services including complementary therapies offered through the Lifehouse LivingRoom such as massage, reflexology, exercise physiology, nutrition consultations and counselling and psycho-oncology services.
Inside our rooms
In designing the hospital we drew upon the patient’s experience to create inpatient rooms that provide unmatched care and comfort. Each overnight room is private and equipped with a comfortable bed, an ensuite, a flat screen TV, and a state of the art infotainment system, with many rooms boasting beautiful views of the Sydney skyline. You and your visitors can enjoy WiFi in patient rooms and throughout the wards, so a familiar face is only a Skype call or email away.
Our meals are designed to be as delicious and satisfying as they are nutritious. Our menu is an à la carte style, featuring dishes to nourish and comfort. There are no set meal times, rather you may order from the menu when you are hungry.
Selections include Malaysian chicken curry, beef bourguignon and a gourmet beef burger to name but a few, and these may be accompanied with sweet treats such as New York cheesecake or sago pudding and, if appropriate, a glass of wine or beer (subject to clinical approval and RSA regulations).
Your menu options are tailored to your specific medical requirements (e.g. fluids only, sodium restriction, Diabetic, coeliac). Diets such as vegetarian, vegan, Halal and Kosher can also be accommodated.