Cancer Institute NSW Annual Report 2013
Following a year of great milestones for the Cancer Institute NSW, the 2013 Annual Report highlights our financial performance and key achievements over the past year.
In 2013, the Cancer Institute NSW celebrates its tenth birthday and, as of 30 June 2013, we are half way through the NSW Cancer Plan 2011-15. Importantly, in March 2013, the Cancer Institute NSW became a pillar (support organisation) of the NSW Ministry of Health, following the amendment of the Cancer Institute (NSW) Act 2003. This sees the Institute governed under the Health Services Act and the NSW Public Sector governance and accountability framework.
Our organisation's objectives remain the same. Cancer touches the lives of everyone in our community, and the Cancer Institute NSW is dedicated to keeping as many people off the cancer journey as possible by encouraging preventative behaviours and early detection of cancer. The Institute works across the health system to ensure people diagnosed with cancer are provided with equitable, evidence-based treatment and care.
Our diverse program areas across cancer prevention, screening, services, information and strategic research investment are making a considerable difference to cancer outcomes in NSW.
We will continue to strengthen our collaborations with the Ministry of Health, our fellow NSW Health pillars, cancer organisations, researchers, health professionals and the community, to identify synergies and add value to each of our endeavours as we work to improve health outcomes across the State.