As I walk around our hospital, I feel great pride at what we’ve achieved. Chris O’Brien’s vision of a comprehensive cancer centre has been realised as a thriving centre of excellence, caring for patients from many backgrounds, with a range of complex and rare cancers.
In these moments of reflection, I am thankful and full of admiration for those who have contributed to the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse family – people like you.
Over this past year, surgical services, supportive care and integrative medicine have continued to develop. In particular, we are excited to bring one of the world’s leading gynaecological oncologists to Lifehouse – Dr Marcelo Nascimento. In this issue, you can read more about his work which will allow Lifehouse to expand its tertiary ovarian cancer surgical capabilities and offer new hope to patients who have recently come out of remission.
In the same vein, I’m delighted to share our LivingRoom@Home program which allows our rural patients to access crucial follow-up support they may not otherwise have access to.
We do a lot of special things at Lifehouse. The most important of all though, is to say, “Thank you” to people like you who make it all possible.