This group commenced in 1996 when Pam Ludowici was the Cancer Support Group Manager. Allan Hedges and then Jim Rae lead the group up until April 2000 when David & Pam Sandoe became the co-leaders. Over the last six years we've co-opted the help of other consumers/carers as co-facilitators. They have become an integral part of the support group team at the SAN. Three men do regular ward visits in the hospital to speak with new patients and their families about the services offered by the Cancer Support Centre.



The group provides professional educational presentations to men with prostate cancer, their families and friends.

Additional information about our group is available on the Sydney Adventist Hospital website:

Cancer Support Services:

Previous newsletters:

Our meetings are held in the Rotary Room of Jacaranda Lodge which is a purpose built Cancer Support Centre featuring accommodation facilities, meeting rooms and Library.

Cancer Support services include counselling, reflexology / massage, education lectures, support group meetings and an extensive library with books, brochures and leaflets on cancer and surviving cancer.

This PCSG also endeavours to conduct "Awareness Sessions" where and when possible.

Finding your way: Jacaranda Lodge (13) is located between the Principle car park "P1" and the Beattie complex. Preferred entry is at "Entry 1", 185 Fox Valley Road, Wahroonga. Refer Sydney Adventist Hospital Site Map (below).

There is a nominal parking charge of $5.



The group meets quarterly at 7pm in Jacaranda Lodge. In 2018 the meeting dates will be:

Monday 26 March
Monday 2 June
Monday 24 September
Monday 17 December

Jacaranda Lodge SAH Map

Location of Meeting

Sydney Adventist Hospital
Jacaranda Lodge 185 Fox Valley Road
Wahroonga NSW 2076


Graham & Adele Staggs Group Leaders
0402 421 062