Mater Hospital Cancer Care Kay Van Norton Centre For Wellbeing

Centre For Wellbeing

Your Centre, Your Sanctuary

Originally purchased for the Mater in 2006 by the Bill and Patricia Ritchie Foundation and thoughtfully refurbished in 2020, the Centre is home to a welcoming and relaxing space through the generosity of Kay Van Norton Poche AO.

The Centre offers physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing services to all Mater patients, their families and carers throughout the cancer journey. Experience the calm serenity of the Centre's welcoming spaces, engage in supportive group programs, reset your mind with a meditation session, move your body with a personalised exercise program or Yoga class, or indulge in one of our integrative wellbeing therapies

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The Centre for Wellbeing has a wide range of services, offered both on an individual basis or in a small group setting, including: Physiotherapy, Lymphoedema Management, Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, Clinical Psychology, Oncology Massage, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation & Mindfulness, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Art Therapy, Cooking Classes, Look Good Feel Better, and more. Our practitioners are specialist oncology allied health and complementary therapists who are here to support you from diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship.

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Our Services

Group Wellbeing Programs

Small group programs offered in our beautiful spaces and sunny veranda.

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Individual Wellbeing Services

Targeted, evidence-based services by industry professionals.

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Our Team

Meet the practitioners and facilitators of the services, therapies and programs at the Centre for Wellbeing. They are all highly experienced in their fields, and have extensive additional training in supporting those experiencing cancer. 

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11 Gillies Street
Wollstonecraft NSW

We are next door to the Patricia Ritchie Centre for Cancer Care & Research, behind the Mater Hospital. 

Opening hours

Open Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm


(02) 9923 7246


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Parking and Transport


Free, 2 hour parking is available in the surrounding streets. Paid parking is available in the hospital car park.  

Public Transport 

Regular buses travel along the Pacific Highway in both directions. We are a 5 minute walk from the Pacific Highway. The closest train station is Wollstonecraft (13 min walk). 


Supporting excellence in healthcare.

The development of the Kay Van Norton Centre For Wellbeing was made possible due to the generous support of the Friends Of The Mater Foundation.

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