Includes representatives from the areas of surgery, anaesthesia, intensive care, interventional radiology, nutrition, nursing.
Meets quarterly to improve the quality of care for UGI cancer patients through:
The upper GI unit is part of the Department of Surgery at North Shore Hospital and participates in the department's weekly journal club and audit process.
|Number new referrals||487||525||789||846||985|
|Number new patients seen||461||507||743||814||977|
|Number multidisciplinary meetings||45||46||78||79||78|
|First specialist appointment within 14 days of referral||48%||79%||84%||86%||85%|
|First treatment within 62 days of referral||54%||78%||84%||88%||91%|
|Decision to treat to first treatment ≤ 31 days||74%||89%||90%||91%||95%|