Lakes / Waikato medical oncology, radiation oncology and haematology model of service project 

Purpose: To review and develop sustainable Lakes/Waikato DHBs medical oncology, radiation oncology and haematology services.

Timeframe:  6 July 2015 – 31 March 2016

Objectives:

1.     Define and develop a new Lakes/Waikato Oncology/Haematology model of service

2.     Identify improvement opportunities of current service provision, contract volumes, outreach clinics and patient flow for Medical and Radiation Oncology and Haematology services including all of the service specification components

3.     Identify improvement opportunities of  patient flow by tumour stream for Medical and Radiation Oncology and Haematology services

4.     Identify improvement opportunities for essential service linkages for all Medical and Radiation Oncology and Haematology services as per national service specifications

5.     Model the demand and capacity for Medical and Radiation Oncology and Haematology services and requirements to support the achievement of FCT Health Target compliance.

 

Benefits: A more cohesive service delivery model for patients.  Clarity around roles and responsibilities. Patients receive access to oncology services in a timely manner. Streamlining of service provision from referral and communication to investigation diagnosis and staging; to treatment; and then follow up and surveillance.

Project Sponsors:  Dale Oliff (Lakes) and Brett Paradine (Waikato)

Clinical Leads:  Dr Nic Crook (Lakes) and Dr Matthew Seel (Waikato)

Programme Lead:  Jan Smith, Manager Midland Cancer Network

Project Manager:  Lu-ana Ngatai, Service Improvement Manager, Midland Cancer Network