In 2011 the national An Implementation Plan For The Guidance For Improving Supportive Care prioritised care co-ordination, psychosocial support and information support as the three key priorities for improving supportive care service delivery.

In 2011 Midland Cancer Network developed a supportive care directory. Tairawhiti joined the network in 2012 and their supportive care services have not yet been included in the current directory. The key objectives of the project are:

  • identify whether the current Midland cancer Network website has the required functionality for the online service directory and repository
  • review the current supportive care categories in the National Supportive Care Directory listings July 2010 and agree scope of the updated directory
  • update Midland supportive care services directory entries within the agreed scope
  • identify supportive care services within Tairawhiti and add to the directory.