Lifehouse Partnership Council - voice of the patient cancer hospital

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.

The Partnership Advisory Council is seeking new members. Click here for more information.

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

Our current members:

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Brian Dalton

    Brian Dalton has more than 30 years experience in business development, marketing and communications in the For Profit sector, and has recently transitioned to the not-for-profit sector, where he works with…

  • Polly Kolotas

    Polly Kolotas is an experienced Financial Services senior Director, with over 25 years of experience in the global financial markets. She has held senior executive management positions…

  • Suzanne Floro

    Suzanne is a cancer survivor with extensive experience in leadership, with a specific interest in the impact of a cancer diagnosis on young people and family members…

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