Best practice cancer care requires the delivery of safe, accessible and high quality care.
In partnership with health services, the BSWRICS Service Development program supports planning and review of services to ensure the best possible outcomes and experiences for the community are delivered.
Better care coordination, streamlining of care pathways and strengthening the capacity of health services to provide treatment and support at a local level are areas of focus for the program.
Current activities include:
- Implementation of the Optimal Care Pathways with initial focus on Lung and Colorectal cancers.
- Continuing development of the Cancer Multidisciplinary Meeting Program.
- Service Capability Framework and Referral Pathways Project - mapping the levels of cancer services provided in the Barwon South West region, and the referral pathways that patients may take.