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

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Number new referrals 525 789 846 985 1006 1029 
Number new patients seen 507 743 814 977 998  987
Number multidisciplinary meetings 46 78 79 78 79 79 

Fast Cancer Treatment Targets

  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 
First specialist appointment within 14 days of referral 79% 84% 86% 85%  91% 89% 
First treatment within 62 days of referral 78% 84% 88% 91% 90%   90%
Decision to treat to first treatment ≤ 31 days 89% 90% 91% 95% 96%  94% 

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