For Patients & Carers | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse

For Patients & Carers

At Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, we take a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care, bringing together a wide range of skilled doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who provide personalised care for our patients.

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New Patients

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is an integrated cancer hospital that offers public and private patients, their families and carers access to a full range of outpatient services. Read more >


Surgery and Day Surgery

Located on levels 3 and 4 of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, The Perioperative Unit provides care and treatment for patients requiring explorations and checkups to confirm or rule out cancer, or cancer-related surgery. Read more >


Chemotherapy and radiation therapy

Day Therapy is located on Level 1, a wide range of treatments for cancer are given depending on the type of cancer, what stage that cancer is at and the individual person’s health in general. Read more >

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Chris O’Brien Lifehouse is a world-class not-for-profit integrated cancer hospital, the first in Australia to offer all cancer-related capabilities under one roof. The opening of our inpatient services is the final stage of our vision to provide uncompromising care to people living with cancer, their carers and their families. Read more >

Patient Advocate Gail O’Brien

You will see Gail walking around the hospital and visiting with patients in her role as Patient Advocate. Her own experiences through her late husband Chris O’Brien’s illness over a period of two-and-a-half years taught her much from the perspective of the patient and carer. The subsequent serious illnesses of two of her children also left lasting impressions that she carries into this role. Gail’s hope is that by visiting patients with a “listening heart”, they will find it valuable and beneficial. If you come across Gail, please do stop and say hello.

For Patients & Carers

Complementary therapy and supportive care

The LivingRoom provides the best possible support by offering integrative medicine as part of the overall package of cancer care and by guiding patients towards treatments with evidence-based benefits, overseen by practitioners with specific experience in treating cancer patients.

Understanding Cancer

Our aim is 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. Read more >

We offer support for patients at all stages of their journey as well as assistance for their family members, carers and friends.

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Lifehouse offers a range of support services and resources to help patients cope with their diagnosis and treatment. We can also help you find extra support and answer your questions. Read more >


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