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Francis Galbally

"Having gone through what I’ve been through ... I now have an incredible emotional attachment to Cabrini. I’m sure other people do as well."

"Having gone through what I’ve been through ... I now have an incredible emotional attachment to Cabrini. I’m sure other people do as well."

Francis Galbally

Francis Galbally has never forgotten the extraordinary compassion and care given to him and his wife Caroline, when she received cancer treatment at

Cabrini for five years. Sadly, after battling breast cancer for 26 years, Caroline passed away in 2014.

Francis more recently experienced Cabrini care first-hand after a car accident, which left him with a broken back. The consistency of the care he witnessed has inspired Francis to leave a gift in his Will to Cabrini.

“Having gone through what I’ve been through, both personally and through my experience with my late wife Caroline, I now have an incredible emotional attachment to Cabrini. I’m sure other people do as well.

The one thing about Cabrini that has stood out for me, is the consistently high quality of care that you get from everybody you interact with throughout the organisation. The nurses. The medical practitioners. The surgeons. The administrative staff. I think that’s unique. And it is quite an extraordinary thing for a hospital to achieve and keep on achieving over many years.

If I could, I’d preserve that forever. And it’s nice to think that the bequest I’ve left in my Will to Cabrini will go some way to doing that.”

Francis, a successful chairman of numerous organisations including Senetas, and a former partner in the leading law firm Galbally & O’Bryan, would like his future gift used to advance cancer treatment and update equipment.

“It’s about looking at something and seeing that we need to contribute in order to help the wider community” he says. “Funds will always need to be spent on important projects like updating medical equipment, refurbishing the rest of the hospital up to the standard of the Gandel Wing, and on research. But for me, the people are the most important thing. Without the people who give you that unique Cabrini care, it wouldn’t be Cabrini.”

A gift to Cabrini in your Will can ensure others have access to the latest equipment and the highest level of care for years to come.

If you would like to know more about the difference you can make by leaving a gift in your Will to Cabrini, call Natalie Sikora, Planned Giving Manager, on (03) 9508 1376, email Natalie at nsikora@cabrini.com.au or visit www.cabrinifoundation.com.au/giftsinwills.