Service Mapping to Streamline Referral Pathways
GRICS have initiated the development of service maps to enhance cancer referral pathways for Clinicians and General Practitioners. These maps provide access information on services currently provided across Gippsland. The pathways have been developed for each of the Gippsland chemotherapy sites – Bairnsdale Regional Health Service, Central Gippsland Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, West Gippsland Healthcare Group and Gippsland Southern Health Service.
The service maps contain information relating to which Physicians, Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Day Oncology Units, Palliative Care and Cancer Care Nurses (where applicable) are appropriate for individual tumour streams.
To date GRICS have completed the Lung, Colorectal, Prostate, Oesophagogastric, Cervical, Breast, Pancreatic, Melanoma and Head and Neck cancer service maps with plans underway to develop pathways for additional tumour streams. The PDF’s were updated on 9 September 2020 and will continue to be updated as information and resources change.