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Renouf receiving palliative care: reports

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 23/04/2016

Prominent Melbourne socialite Susan Renouf is reportedly receiving palliative care after being diagnosed with acute kidney failure.

Lady Renouf, one of Australia's best-known political wives and a regular in the social pages since the 1960s, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013 and given just five months to live.

The 73-year-old has received blood transfusions while being treated at Cabrini Hospital in Melbourne, the Herald Sun reported.

Her daughter Ann Peacock told News Corp this week Lady Renouf would be taken home "in the next day or so", while another daughter, Jane Chapple-Hyam, has travelled from the UK to be with her.

Lady Renouf was married to the prominent Liberal politician Andrew Peacock from 1963 to 1977.

She married British gambling millionaire and racing identity Robert Sangster and New Zealand businessman Sir Frank Renouf.

All three marriages ended in divorce.

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