MDT - Queensland

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 info@anzhncs.org for a blank template.

QLD

Royal Brisbane and Womens’ Hospital
Meetings: Friday every week from 7.30am – 1.00pm
Co-ordinator: Rose Pollard
Ph 07 3646 4598
Email RBWH-Head&Neck-MDT@health.qld.gov.au
Chairperson: Dr Maurice Stevens
Method of referral: Via attending Consultants (contact Rose Pollard)
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Palliative Care, Respiratory Medicine, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine (PET), Pathology
Allied Health: Speech pathology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Dentistry, Social Work, Nursing, Data Management, Cancer care co-ordinator
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Meetings: Tuesday weekly. 11am – 4:30pm approx. (break from 1pm - 3pm approx.)
Co-ordinator: Ph (07) 3176 2315
Fax (07) 3176 5213
Email Head_and_neck_clinic@health.qld.gov.au
Chairperson: Dr Chris Perry
Method of referral: Via fax number or referring consultants
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngolgy-Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Radiation oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, Palliative Care, Pathology
Allied Health: Dentistry, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing, Data management
Gold Coast Hospital
Meetings: Monday every fortnight. 7:30am- 9:30am
Co-ordinator: Angela Hendy
Ph (07) 5687 2703
Email Gch_MDT_Co-ordinator@Health.qld.gov.au
Chairperson: Dr Jim Hallam
Method of referral: Via attending consultants or contact ENT Registrar on call or Co-ordinator
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Radiology
Allied Health: Speech pathology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing, Cancer care co-ordinator, Data management
Townsville and Cairns Base Hospitals
Meetings: Tuesdays Weekly
8.30am – 10.00am (discussion meeting)
10.00am – 1.00pm (clinic)
Co-ordinator:

Ph: 07 4433 0666 Fax: 07 4433 1621
Email: TSVHeadandNeckMDT@health.qld.gov.au

Chairperson: Dr Michael Collins Mob: 0417 757 616
Method of referral:

Internally patients are referred using designated form. Non-TTH pts need to be referred to the appropriate TTH speciality (either Onc or Surgical) for them to bring into the MDT

Please discuss referrals if outside TTH, CBH or MBH for imaging & pathology transfer.

Medical Specialities: Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Palliative Care, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology
Allied Health: Dentistry, Speech Pathology, Dietician, Social Work, Aboriginal Liason, Nursing, Physiotherapist, Onco-Psychologist, Cancer care co-ordinator, Travel officer
Ipswich Hospital
Meetings: Thursday every second week. 12:00pm – 13:30pm
Co-ordinator:  
Chairperson: Dr Craig Bond
Method of referral: Via consultants, ENT outpatients at Ipswich Hospital
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, Radiation Oncology
Allied Health: Dentistry, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Palliative Care Nurse
Toowoomba Hospital
Meetings: Wednesday every second week. 12:00hrs
Co-ordinator: Cheryl Falknau.
Ph (07) 4616 5124
Fax (07) 4616 5933
Email Cheryl_falknau@health.qld.gov.au
Chairperson: Dr Eric Khoo
Method of referral: Via attending consultants
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Pathology
Allied Health: Dentistry, Speech pathology, Palliative care nurse