North Shore (09) 486 8900
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Governance

Quarterly Upper GI Cancer Group

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:

  • identification and implementation of service improvement initiatives  
  • clinical  review and audit of all patients who have had an UGI cancer operation 

Department of Surgery

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.

Annual Referrals

  2014 2015 2016 2017
Number new referrals 487 525 789 846
Number new patients seen 461 507 743 814
Number multidisciplinary meetings 45 46 78 79

Fast Cancer Treatment Targets

  2014 2015 2016 2017
First specialist appointment within 14 days of referral 48% 79% 84% 86%
First treatment within 62 days of referral 54% 78% 84% 88%
Decision to treat to first treatment ≤ 31 days 74% 89% 90% 91%

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