Dubbo's Macquarie Home Stay is having to turn away people visiting the city for treatment at its public hospital "nearly on a daily basis", says Rod Crowfoot.
The situation does not sit well with the Macquarie Home Stay managing director, who is collaborating with moteliers to ensure visitors have a roof over their heads.
Mr Crowfoot is focused on finding money to build not one but possibly two new stages of the affordable patient and carer accommodation facility in Tony McGrane Place.
"Genuine" need for Macquarie Home Stay to expand beyond its $4.1 million and 14-bed first stage, along with the expected opening of the Western Cancer Centre at Dubbo Hospital in mid-2021, has prompted approaches to potential government and private benefactors.
The managing director "ideally" would like construction of two new stages costing up to $7 million to start early in 2021.
"It depends on which funding becomes available, but we really would like to build two more stages around the same time," he said.
"One would be accommodation for the cancer centre patients but we also need general accommodation for everybody else."
Mr Crowfoot said the pitch for money was no longer based on a "dream".
"We now have accurate statistics and information that reinforces the demand is real," he said.
"It's a very strong business case that supports our expansion."
The managing director believes that is why organisations and events such as the Toyota Tour de OROC continues to support Macquarie Home Stay.
This week the event run by the Rotary Club of Dubbo South provided a further $100,000 for Macquarie Home Stay's expansion plans.
Mr Crowfoot said continuing community support was pivotal as some funding bodies sought co-contributions, such as 20 to 30 per cent of the project cost and dollar-for-dollar.
People seeking shelter at Macquarie Home Stay come from more than "44 per cent" of NSW including Broken Hill and Moree.