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GICS works with doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and more than 20 health services to drive quality, evidence-based, best practice cancer care in the region.
Ms Sharon Daly
Quality Coordinator
Sharon started her career as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in Microbiology. She migrated into data management and quality improvement after completing a Grad Dip in Computing at Charles Sturt University, and went on to work in the Cardiothoracic Unit at The Alfred. She sees service quality improvements as vital to improving outcomes for people with cancer. Winter-time sees Sharon’s weekends taken up as Head of the Harvest Team at Truffle Treasures.
Cancer Conversations Grants
Stawell Oncology Transport Connections Program – Stawell Regional Health
Funded by GICS Cancer Conversations Grants, this project assessed the current transport landscape and consumer demands in Stawell, developing three recommendations:
  • Continue to lobby Public Transport Victoria to provide bus services to the hospital
  • Trial the use of a volunteer driven fleet vehicle
  • Created a pamphlet explaining all transport options, which is available at the hospital, the hospital website, libraries and community groups.

Professional Development Grants
2016 reports

In mid 2016 GICS funded Professional Development grants, to provide an opportunity for Grampians region health professionals working with GICS regional partners to apply for funding that assisted them to:
  • Deliver best practice cancer care in line with Optimal Care Pathways and support GICS' and health services' strategic directions
  • Support innovative and emerging areas of practice as defined in the Optimal Care Pathways such as optimal supportive and post-treatment care
To read more about the wrap-up from these events, click here....
Victorian Integrated Cancer Services Conference 2017
11-12 May 2017
Registrations Now Open
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 30 March 2017
www.VICS2017.org

Cancer In Australia 2017 Report
Cancer in Australia 2017 is the eighteenth in a series that provides a comprehensive national overview on cancer, including the latest available data and projections, and trends over time. Click here to link to the reports page on our website
More cancer cases diagnosed, but overall rates falling and survival rates improving
The latest cancer report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that while cancer is a major cause of ill health in Australia, and more cases are being diagnosed, death rates have continued to fall since the 1980s, and incidence rates have also decreased in recent years. Read more....

Cancer rates set to increase six times faster in women than men
Obesity partly to blame as cases of ovarian, cervical and oral cancers predicted to rise the most over the next 20 years. Read more
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