MDT - Northern Territory

The Australian and New Zealand Head Neck Cancer Society holds multidisciplinary care as a core value.

Multidisciplinary teams (MDT’s) of medical and allied health professionals cooperatively develop treatment options for each patient.   

For patients, MDT care improves:

  • survival rates
  • efficient  and timely progression from diagnosis to treatment
  • care in accordance with  clinical practice guidelines
  • information access
  • satisfaction
  • opportunity for second opinions
  • access to research trials

For clinicians, MDT practice:

  • reduces service duplication
  • streamlines management pathways
  • enhances communication and co-ordination
  • provides educational opportunities
  • improves patient outcomes
  • increases research opportunities

The following MDT’s in each state are staffed by many of our ANZHNCS members.    

If you notice your MDT is not listed, please email for a blank template.

Northern Territory

Royal Darwin Hospital
Meetings: Weekly on Wednesday, 8.00am to 9.00am
Co-ordinator: MDT Co-ordinator
Ph 08 8944 8237
Chairperson: Dr Mahiban Thomas
Method of referral: Email patient details 48 hours in advance
Medical Specialities: Maxillofacial/Head & Neck Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, General Surgery (irregularly when there is a referral or a combined case), Palliative Care
Allied Health: MDT Co-ordinator, Cancer Council, Dietician, Speech Pathologist, Dental, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Worker