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9 August 2022
We are deeply saddened to learn that Dame Olivia Newton-John has passed away overnight.
Olivia touched the lives of many people across Australia and the world, but none more so than our cancer services staff and patients at the Olivia Newton-John Centre, who she encouraged, inspired and supported every day.
We are incredibly grateful for the special relationship we had with Olivia for many years. Her generous support and gift provided hope and changed the lives of thousands of cancer patients here at Austin Health. She was the light at the end of the tunnel for many, many people.
Since the ONJ Centre opened, thousands of cancer patients have come through the doors and accessed the world-leading services. Olivia's dream was supporting people with cancer person through supportive wellness therapies. She found them so helpful to her journey that she wanted everyone to have access to them.
Olivia was a driving force to win over cancer, for treating the whole person and looking after their mind, spirit and body. Having the opportunity to meet Olivia was a joy, her kindness and light was irrepressible.
The ONJ Centre was her dream, and we are proud of everything we achieved together. We will continue our work to honour her legacy.
Our thoughts are with Olivia’s family, friends and her legion of fans across the world during this difficult time.
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