Gippsland Primary Health Network (Gippsland PHN) will lead a state-wide Cancer Shared Care program to improve the wellbeing and support for people affected by cancer.
Funded by the Victorian Department of Health, the pilot program includes the development of specific models of shared cancer care in Gippsland, Western Victoria and Murray regions, with Gippsland the overall lead. All three pilot programs will be slightly different based on the local needs of people affected by cancer.
The Gippsland pilot program will expand on previous work undertaken as part of the Victorian Cancer Survivorship Phase II program. Gippsland PHN has partnered with Latrobe Regional Hospital to support the development of a model of shared care, which will be piloted in partnership with primary care providers across Gippsland. General practitioners, practice nurses, cancer care providers and consumers from across the region will come together to co-design a clinical framework to ensure cancer survivors have access to ongoing, high quality cancer care equally.
See the media release here.