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The purpose of the Midland Cancer Network is to take a proactive leadership, facilitation and coordination approach to ensure all providers of cancer care in the network area work together with the community to:

  • manage the implementation of the New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy and associated Action Plan 2005-2010, the dual aims are:
    • to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer
    • to reduce the inequalities with respect to cancer
  • improve the journey of cancer patients and their family / whānau through the complex pathway of care, ensuring equitable, high quality, patient centred, evidence based and multidisciplinary care.

Table 1: Midland Cancer Network Population

Bay of Plenty DHB: 194,931
Lakes DHB: 98,319
Waikato DHB: 339,192
Midland Cancer Network Population: 632,442
New Zealand: 4,027,947
Source: Statistics NZ, Census 2006

The Midland Cancer Network population consists of a high percentage of Māori (23%) compared with New Zealand's overall percentage of Māori (14%).

For further detail refer to the Midland Cancer Control Health Needs Assessment.