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Federal Health Minister advises there are too many patients under current guidelines for a NFC.
19 February 2015 Letter from Australian Government Department of Health.
National treatment centre for rare type of cancer established in Ireland.
3 January 2015 Irish Examiner
Two special centres in UK mean no funding issues for CRS (Peritonectomy) surgery.
11 December 2014 Basingstoke UK Meeting.
Professor Guy Maddern's tips on protecting yourself in surgery,"Go to a hospital that performs a lot of the type of surgery you are going to have, particularly if it is complex. Remember, practice makes perfect."
3 December 2014 SMH Amy Corderoy
Centralization and/or networking of centres is necessary to assure quality of peritonectomy services.
British Journal of Surgery October 2014.
NSW Health Minister's response of 19.9.14 to 10,000+signatures on the "Live at Risk" Petition presented on 14.8.14 by The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP says funds for 14 extra operations. 18 September 2014 Response of NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner MP.
The Future of Peritonectomy service. The increasing understanding of outcomes is likely to drive demand.
South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Surgical, Perioperative and Anaesthetic Clinical Services Plan 2013–2018
Australian health system as bad as US study: Quality good but accessibility poor.
17 June 2014 Michael Koziol SMH
Politicians play "Funding Games."
29 May 2014 SMH Dan Harrison
Scientists identify genetic blueprint for cancerous tumors of the appendix
12 May 2014 Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Patients with Rare Cancers are far less likely to survive as treatment is not accessible in time!
17 March 2014
Peritonectomy patients can wait for months but the statistics will still show they were treated on time as "on time" means within 12 months not within clinically recommended timeframes.
13 March 2014,11:07 AM
8 March 2014 SMH Jane Cadzow
What will the "Enhanced Multidisciplinary Team" do about patient number 73 when the NSW Government only funds 72 peritonectomy surgeries per year? 24 February 2014, Health Minister's email Response
QLD victim renews plea for help
12 February 2014 Michelle Price myGC
Limit on peritonectomy surgery decried - 72 NSW patients only.
15 January 2014 Deborah Field Leader Newspaper
Quotas stop Peritonectomy surgery numbers rising and blow out waiting times so no additional federal funding.
Federal Health Minister could HELP if Australia had a NFC:
17 December Department of Health
Where are the statistics of the waiting times for Peritonectomy surgery?
Can't find the waiting times for peritonectomy surgery anywhere on the web, including the site for the National Health Performance Authority. Mmm......perhaps we should ask Currow, NSW Cancer Institute CEO, where to find them! After all he thinks 72 peritonectomy cancer surgeries is enough despite long waiting times and even though some states in Australia don't offer this lifesaving surgery.
Is excluding from the statistics the horrific waiting times for peritonectomy surgery part of the innovative work NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner refers to, "...being undertaken at a local level to ensure hospitals are not only meeting patient demand but striving to be better..."?
10 December 2013
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/nsw-meets-health-targets--set-to-receive-millions-in-federal-funding-20131210-2z4fy.html#ixzz2nDFqUmKz
Peritonectomy Patients need prompt surgery like other cancer patients provided 'within clinically recommended times" (within 30 or 90 days) and not within 12 months which is "timely" surgery.
28 November 2013 Nine News.
Currow, CEO NSW Cancer Institute, endorses the discriminatory quota system of 72 operations per year for only NSW patients.
21 November 2013 Leader Deborah Field
Surgery priorities for peritonectomies
21 November 2013 Leader Newspaper- St George.
Cancer mum's desperate plea to health authorities
19 October 2013 Ross Tyson Northern Daily Leader.
NSW Shadow Minister for Health, Dr. Andrew McDonald, says 72 peritonectomy surgeries per year is not enough and the problem with waiting times won't go away until proper funding is available.
11 October 2013 - 8:49 AM
Journey to becoming a Nationally Funded Peritonectomy Center
Peritonectomy HIPEC—contemporary results, indications
Rare cancer patients twice as likely to die after surgery if sent to the ''wrong'' hospitals says David Currow, CEO of NSW Cancer Institute.
11 September 2012 Melissa Davey Health Reporter SMH
Medical Services Advisory Committee
March 2010 Report (pub.July 2011).
The Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council gets it wrong for Australia.
AHMAC should have followed the recommendation for a NFC in the MSAC March 2010 Report (pub.July)
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