Our values, our mission and our model of care | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
Our culture

Our culture

The aim of all Lifehouse staff is to provide uncompromising care for everyone affected by cancer. That is what drives us and underpins everything we do.

We are a team of people working together to be a source of energy, innovation, inspiration, knowledge, guidance and support.

Our values

Our values

Our culture is underpinned by our values.  Just as we strive to create a place of sanctuary for our patients, we aim to create an environment that involves and inspires our people. Our values drive our culture, represent what we stand for and guide how we take action and make decisions.

Collaboration – working together to drive excellence

Respect – Honouring dignity, embracing diversity

Empowerment – enabling independence and confidence

Nurture – Cultivating compassionate support

Discovery – Innovative research, inspiring hope

Our vision

Our vision

Transforming cancer treatment for Australian cancer patients through an environment thriving on discovery, research and uncompromising care.

Our mission

Our mission

To improve the quality of life for Australian cancer patients, carers and their families by advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, care, cure and prevention of cancer.

Our model of care

Our model of care

Lifehouse combines treatment, research, complementary therapies and emotional support in one facility.

We put the patient at the centre of everything we do.

Our integrated model of care allows specialist cancer services to be delivered by a multi-disciplinary team under one roof, eliminating the need for patients to navigate a complex series of appointments at different locations.

Lifehouse provides integrated cancer treatment in a manner that supports, nurtures and empowers patients, their families and carers through mutually beneficial partnerships.

We strive to ensure that treatment and care decisions include a patient’s wants, needs and preferences, enabling participation in their own care.

Benefits of an integrated cancer centre include:

  • Increased ability to treat cancers to the very highest standard, particularly rare and complex cases
  • Accelerated discovery and development of new innovative treatments
  • Increased research opportunities and patient involvement
  • Reduced time from diagnosis to the commencement of treatment
  • Enhanced training for cancer specialists, researchers and medical staff
  • Increased access to clinical trials

In addition to top-class medical facilities, Lifehouse offers complementary therapies and allied health services through the Lifehouse LivingRoom  – an integrative medicine centre providing services, education and therapies for use in partnership with clinical treatments to relieve stress, pain and anxiety and manage side effects.

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