Bev Noble joined Cancer Voices NSW in 2000 and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2006. Her personal experience includes as a carer for her late husband who was treated for multiple cancers. Bev herself was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 1999-2000.
Her particular interest is palliative care advocacy including services and support for patients with life-limiting illness. She also has an active interest in health policy development and improving the lives of cancer patients in Australia.
Bev’s other areas of involvement include with Improving Palliative, Aged and Chronic Care through Clinical Research and Translation (IMPACCT) in the Faculty of Health at the University of Technology which includes research into many aspects of palliative care. Bev has also been a member of the Partnership Advisory Council (PAC) which provides the voice of the patient to the hospital’s executive committee at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. The PAC was set up prior to the building of the current facility and helped ensure that the planning for Lifehouse incorporated patient needs in the design of the new building and in the development of Lifehouse’s model of care.
With a background in social welfare, Bev is highly experienced in understanding and navigating the health system, particularly in assessing the needs of the community and recommending services provided under the health and community scheme (HAC).