A key focus for BSWRICS is to increase the capacity of multidisciplinary care across the Barwon South West region. Multidisciplinary care focuses on continuity of care, development of appropriate referral networks, and pathways for treatment and care.
- Improved treatment planning
- Improved communication and support between treating teams
- Identification of supportive care needs for people with cancer
- Improved coordination of services
- Increased opportunities for recruitment to clinical trials
- Reduction in service duplication
Cancer Multidisciplinary Meetings (MDMs) are regularly held across the region for a number of cancer types. These meetings support a team approach to treatment planning and ongoing care for newly diagnosed people with cancer as well as those requiring treatment plan reviews or palliative care.
The following meetings are held in the Barwon and South West region:
|Breast||University Hospital Geelong||Weekly|
|Lung||University Hospital Geelong||Weekly|
|Colorectal||University Hospital Geelong||1st, 3rd, 5th weeks of each month|
|Upper GI||University Hospital Geelong||Fortnightly|
|Urology||University Hospital Geelong||Fortnightly|
|Neuro-Oncology||University Hospital Geelong||Fortnightly|
|Lymphoma||University Hospital Geelong||Fortnightly|
|Skin||University Hospital Geelong||Fortnightly|
|Endocrine||University Hospital Geelong||4-weekly|
|Multi-tumour stream||St John of God Warrnambool Hospital||Fortnightly|
Clinicians requiring further information on the MDM program please contact:
Phone: 03 4215 0462
South West meetings
Phone: 03 5563 4300
De-identified information is used to regularly evaluate the multidisciplinary meetings as part of a commitment to continuous quality improvement as per the Victorian Cancer Service Performance Indicators.