Cancer Care Western NSW Inc. was established in January 2007.

We lobby Government for accessible radiotherapy and cancer treatment options for the people of Central and Western New South Wales.

We provide affordable self-care accommodation for those having cancer treatment at Orange Health Service. We service a population of around 300,000.

On the 19th May 2014 the final stage of Western Care Lodge was opened by Orange Mayor and our Patron, John Davis O.A.M.

Our modern Lodge provides 22 ensuite rooms, outdoor courtyards, dining, kitchen, lounge, laundry and library facilities. It is situated in the gardens of Orange Health Service, close to treatment facilities.

Fundraising continues to ensure that the Lodge and gardens are well maintained and that our furniture and fittings are replaced if necessary. Your donations enable our guests to continue to enjoy affordable quality accommodation.

Cancer Care Western NSW Inc. provided substantial seed funding and support for a Clinical Trials Unit at Orange Health Service which was formally established in 2016. Since then, Medical Oncologist Doctor Rob Zielinski and his team have expanded the trials at a rapid rate. The Clinical Trials Unit  has had many successes and won the 2017 NSW Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Research and the 2017 Australasian Gastro Intestinal Trials Group Outstanding Site Award.

In early 2021 the Clinical Trials Unit had 77 patients receiving treatment on a trial. A further 92 patients were being followed up regularly to attend the clinics.  There are active trials currently occurring for the following disease types; Lung cancer, Cannabis symptom control, Pleural effusion study, Ovarian cancer, Solid tumour, Head and neck, Prostate, Mesothelioma, Peripheral neuropathy, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma and Acute myeloid leukemia. The Unit is now totally self-funding with revenue from per patient payments coming from pharma companies and collaborative groups. There are 9 staff.

If you are interested in donating please visit our Donate Now page for all your payment options.

Providing affordable self-care accommodation to those undergoing cancer treatment at Orange Health Service.

Patron

John Davis OAM

As a long serving member of the Orange Community, we are so grateful to have John who is our Patron. John is not only a local business owner but has served for many years on both the Orange and Blayney Councils.

John received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2013 for more than 25 years of service to the local government areas of Blayney and Orange, and for his commitment to starting the Cruisin’ Along rally to raise funds for cancer patients in the region.

 

Executive

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John Carpenter

Chairman

chairman@ccwest.org.au

Stuart Porges

Vice Chairman

deputychair@ccwest.org.au

Paul Englart

Treasurer

treasurer@ccwest.org.au

Sharon Boog

Secretary

secretary@ccwest.org.au

David Kennedy, Management Liaison

David Kennedy

Management Liaison

management@ccwest.org.au

Jan Savage

Fundraising and Media

fundraising@ccwest.org.au

02 6362 7665

Sue Vaughan

Manager, The Lodge

themanager@ccwest.org,au

02 6391 2300

Board Members

John Davis

Catherine Cheney

Christine Messenger

Frances Ferguson

Reg Kidd

Ricky Puata

Jamie Gordon

Helen Miller

 

Governance

ABN 88 995 371 685

Deductible recipient status from 1 March, 2007 pursuant to the Income Tax Assessment and GST and FBT exemptions from that date.

Charitable Fundraising Number 20279 (NSW Department of Fair Trading).

Mission Statement:

“Supporting cancer patients in regional NSW to reduce the impact of cancer”

Core Elements:

  • Accommodation
    • Western Care lodge always aims to provide a welcoming, comfortable and safe environment for its guests and staff.
  • Fundraising
    • Fundraising continues to ensure that the Lodge is well maintained and that our furniture and fittings are replaced if necessary and enable our guests to continue to enjoy affordable quality accommodation.
  • Supporting cancer patients

 

Secondary Elements:

  • Advocacy
    • We lobby Government for accessible radiotherapy and cancer treatment options for the people of Central and Western New South Wales. With the welcome development of the Western Cancer Centre, coordination of the services between Orange and Dubbo needs to be carefully managed so as to not degrade services to either treatment centre.
  • Future generations
    • The opportunity to expand our contact and referrals from GP’s and specialists through the use of multi media will enable us to attract cancer patients from a wider geographic area.
    • Support the establishment of interactive VR cancer education tools.
  • Clinical trials
    • Cancer Care Western continues to support the Clinical Trial Centre at Central West Cancer Care Centre as and when required.