Supportive Care Screening Identifying needs for patients in the Haematology Oncology Clinic at Alfred Hospital (Alfred Health)

In 2008-09 SMICS undertook a consultation project to map current supportive care services and to develop supportive care priorities across southern Melbourne’s cancer services. Seven inter-related priorities were agreed:

1. increasing the profile of supportive care

2. improving access to a skilled supportive care workshop

3. screening for supportive care needs

4. patient communication and access to information

5. access to emotional support, counselling, psychology and mental health services

6. access to palliative care resources

7. continuity and integration of care

Additional Info

  • Major Theme: Supportive Care
  • Priority Outcome Area: Supportive care
  • Tumour Stream: Haematology
  • Project Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2010