What is the Northern Cancer Network?
The Northern Cancer Network was set up in 2006 by the four Northern District Health Boards – Waitemata, Auckland, Northland and Counties Manukau.
The aim of the Network is to provide leadership, facilitation and coordination across the wide range of cancer control stakeholders in the Northern region. The goal of the Network in doing this is to improve the outcomes for patients on the cancer pathway or journey.
According to the Government’s NZ Cancer Control Strategy Action Plan 2005-2010 the two goals of the Network are to: a) reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in the Northern region, and b) reduce inequalities with respect to cancer in the Northern region.
There are four Cancer Networks around New Zealand.
A key national cancer control objective is to ensure that people with cancer and their families/whanau are able to access all the services and resources they need for support and rehabilitation. The four cancer networks were asked to develop a comprehensive database of services for each region that would be easy to access and would provide a single point of reference for all the support services available to patients and their families. The Northern Cancer Network chose to use the Healthpoint website as the means of providing this and so the Cancer Support directory here was born.
Link to the Northern Cancer Network website: www.northerncancernetwork.org.nz