Working together to achieve better, faster cancer care
Cancer touches most people at some time in their lives, whether through diagnosis and treatment or through caring for someone with cancer.
The Midland Cancer Network takes a proactive leadership, facilitation and coordination approach to ensure all providers of cancer care in the Midland region work together to improve the journey of cancer patients and their whānau.
We represent the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Hauora Tairāwhiti District Health Board areas, with an open invitation to Taranaki DHB. Our work is driven by the Midland Cancer Strategy Plan 2015 – 2020 and the New Zealand Cancer Plan: Better, faster cancer care 2015 – 2018.
In working together to achieve better, faster cancer care, the Midland Cancer Network aims to:
- reduce the cancer incidence through effective prevention, screening and early detection initiatives;
- reduce the impact of cancer through equitable access to best practice care;
- reduce inequalities with respect to cancer; and
- improve the experience and outcomes for people with cancer.
This is supported by the following six key work areas:
- Faster cancer treatment;
- Improve access and timeliness to colonoscopy/endoscopy and colorectal cancer services;
- Support implementation of the National Bowel Screening Programme;
- Facilitate the National Bowel Screening Māori Network;
- Improve Midland palliative care services; and
- Facilitate the National Lung Cancer Working Group and work programme.
You can find out more about our work by visiting our website, www.midlandcancernetwork.org.nz