Better, faster cancer care

Hauora Tairawhiti is part of the Midlands group of DHBs.  Together the DHBs are working together to achieve better, faster cancer care through the Midland Cancer Network.

The second Midland Cancer Strategy Plan was launched in 2015 and sets the direction and framework for a cohesive and coordinated approach. 

A presentation made at the Midland Cancer Conference, Hamilton, 25 September 2015 by Dr Nigel Murray, Chief Executive, Waikato District Health Board spoke to the plan. The primary purpose of which is to lift our performance to: 

by Dr Nigel Murray, Chief Executive, Waikato District Health Board spoke to the plan. The primary purpose of which is to lift our performance to:
  • improve health outcomes for the people within Midland diagnosed with cancer; and
  • reduce the appalling inequities we have; and
  • reduce the number and overall incidence of cancer.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand – accounting for nearly a third of all deaths.