Cancer is a devastating and pervasive disease that touches everybody in some way.
We want to make sure people with cancer and their families have a positive experience within the health system, from diagnosis through to their treatment and care.
Improving the patient experience
That's why we have developed some tools
that will empower patients and better inform them and their
families about what they can expect when dealing with the
Resources for patients and carers
We have also developed a number of valuable
feedback tools so that we can continually identify ways to provide
more support for patients and their families.
Some of these include
- Continuing involvement in patient satisfaction
- Reviewing patient screening and assessment tools
and their appropriateness for the cancer setting.
- Commissioning a project to understand the gaps in what
patient information is currently available, as part of the National
Directory developed and maintained by the Cancer Council NSW.
We also have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in
place with patient advocacy group Cancer Voices NSW to ensure consumer
representatives are invited to sit on each of our relevant committees and
working parties, alongside other members of the community who have
had a cancer experience.
The brain cancer community is also supported with
support and education forum, in line with the
national Brain Cancer Action Week.