Why we need improved care for cancer patients

In the lead up to the election on March 11 we’re calling on the next state government to commit to continuing to implement and resource the recommendations of the 2015 Cancer Care Taskforce.

Here’s Why:

In 2015, a clinician-led Cancer Care Taskforce identified a number of key recommendations critical to improving cancer services across WA Health.

When implemented, these recommendations are expected to result in more equitable and timely access to cancer services for West Australians, better safety and quality outcomes for cancer patients and an improved patient experience across the cancer patient pathway.

It’s essential to the future of cancer services in WA that the recommendations of the Taskforce continue to be implemented and appropriately resourced.

 


How will investment from the next state government help?

Investment from the next state government to continue to implement and resource the recommendations of the 2015 Cancer Care Taskforce will allow more patients to access services in a more equitable and timely manner.

This will not only have a fundamental impact on the patient experience across the cancer patient pathway but will result in improved cancer outcomes for all West Australians.

Not sure what the Cancer Care Taskforce is?

Our Cancer Information and Support Services Director, Sandy McKiernan explains below.

 

We are also asking our next state government to improve mental health care for cancer patients, improve cancer data to help improve care for patients now and in the future and to invest in Indigenous cancer care to help close the gap in Indigenous Australian and non-Indigenous Australian cancer survival rates.

There’s still time to sign! Please join us in calling on the next state government to make cancer a priority – it only takes 30 seconds of your time. Together, we can make a real difference.


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