St Vincent’s Hospital Gadigal Room

Cancer information for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People

St Vincent’s Hospital prides itself on the compassionate care that it provides to all patients, but in particular to its Aboriginal patients and their families.

In this video we meet Raymond Woods, a proud Wiradjuri man from Hay. Ray was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia on 28 December 2014, and has been treated at St Vincent’s hospital with chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Ray battled his cancer courageously and maintained his connection to country throughout his treatment, crediting this to his slow but steady recovery.

During his treatment, Ray also graduated from Charles Sturt University with his degree in Wiradjuri language, culture and heritage.

We are so happy to be able to share Ray’s inspiring story and showcase the high level of care provided to Aboriginal patients at St Vincent’s Hospital.