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Better Treatment Pathways For Cancer Patients

The NSW Government has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Southern NSW Local Health District to improve treatment pathways for bowel cancer patients.

NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW, Bronnie Taylor MLC, said the Southern NSW LHD would use the NSW Health grant to work with Coordinare Primary Health Network to develop localised diagnostic and referral pathways for bowel cancer.

“The development of effective cancer treatment pathways will help people from rural and regional areas, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people access cancer diagnostic services,” Ms Taylor said.

“They will also receive culturally appropriate information to help them receive timely cancer care referrals, so they can achieve the best possible outcomes.”

The latest round of funding under the Innovations in Cancer Control Grant Program delivers more than $3.4 million to metropolitan and regional Local Health Districts, Primary Health Networks and non-government organisations.

This includes $300,000 for state-wide projects to increase Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women’s (LBQW) participation in breast screening and to help primary schools implement the SunSmart policy.

NSW Health awards these grants through the Cancer Institute NSW for projects targeting groups at higher risk of poor health outcomes, such as refugees, multicultural and Aboriginal communities, LGBTIQ people and people living in regional NSW.

NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research Brad Hazzard congratulated the Southern NSW Local Health District on its success in the funding round.

“These grants are awarded to both the public system and non-government organisations,” Mr Hazzard said.

“It recognises the innovation and good ideas that come when all our sectors work together to get better health outcomes for people.” Media Release

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