Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles
Putting Cancer Patients First
Victor P Taffa
Northern Territory Government is improving cancer services with the release of its strategy to better coordinate cancer care.
Northern Territory Government developed the Northern Territory Cancer Care Strategy 2018-2022 March 2019 Edition in collaboration with the Northern Territory Cancer Care Network and key stakeholders.
“Territorians deserve access to quality health services, and the Cancer Care Strategy provides a clear focus on how we can build on what we have already achieved for Territory cancer patients.” Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said.
“2018 Budget allocated $35.3 Million over 5 years for cancer care services, and this Strategy will help us identify priority areas for investment.”
Northern Territory Government has delivered on its promise to invest in cancer care by establishing the NT’s first PET scanner, expanding the Alan Walker Cancer Care Centre and Alice Springs Hospital chemotherapy unit, and providing greater access to precision medicine for those with rare cancers.
Around 800 Territorians are diagnosed with cancer each year. The Strategy will help further integrate and improve cancer care services, so treatment is delivered in the best way possible for each patient.
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