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Systems improvement for faster cancer treatment at Wairarapa DHB

Case Study

posted by WM Admin on 2014-11-07 12:03:00.465

With its relatively small population, Wairarapa DHB is not a cancer treatment centre, but local people have access to the same range and quality of cancer services as patients in larger urban areas.

New initiatives are improving the timeliness of diagnosis and treatment, as well as improving the support provided to patients and their families.

The introduction of cancer care coordination by a specialist nurse and the implementation of the DHB’s Faster cancer treatment project has allowed a fresh look at systems and clinical pathways.

To read the full case study on the Ministry of Health website, go to: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/cancer-programme/faster-cancer-treatment-programme/faster-cancer-treatment-case-studies/systems-improvement-faster-cancer-treatment-wairarapa-dhb