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 information and support 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 at 2.30pm for 3pm on 2nd Monday of each month, primarily catering for group support and discussions with the occasional allied professional presentations and visits to hospital facilities.

NOTE: There is no meeting in January

Jacaranda Lodge SAH Map

Location of Meeting

Sydney Adventist Hospital
Jacaranda Lodge 185 Fox Valley Road
Wahroonga 2076


Graham & Adele Staggs Group Leaders / Facilitators
0402 421 062

Tony & Kathy Wright Group Co-Leaders/Facilitators
02 9456 2485