Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service
The Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service (BSWRICS) was established in 2005 as the partnership organisation for all health services delivering cancer care in the Barwon South Western Region.
Stretching from Queenscliff to the South Australian border, the Barwon South Western Region covers a total area of 33,000 square kilometres and serves a population of 380,000.
BSWRICS is based at Barwon Health in Geelong and is funded by the Victorian Government Department of Health to work collaboratively with all health services in the region to improve service coordination, planning and quality of cancer services.
BSWRICS current focus includes:
- Improving multidisciplinary treatment planning meetings in Geelong, Warrnambool and Hamilton
- Increasing access to supportive care services
- Increasing access and quality of care and support for survivors of cancer
- Ensuring the Cancer Link Nurse Program is improving coordination of care between health services
- Ensuring health professional in the Barwon South Western Region have access to multidisciplinary cancer education regardless of their rurality
- Ensuring the community has access to up to date and accurate information about their cancer diagnosis
- Ensuring the community has the opportunity to be involved in planning and improvement of cancer care locally
- Assisting Portland and Colac establish local chemotherapy services
- Collecting data to better understand the cancer diagnosis and patterns of care across the region
For more information on the BSWRICS program, please visit: www.bswrics.org.au
Last Modified: Monday, 11 February 2019