MDT - Victoria

 

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.

Victoria

 

Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre
Meetings: Every two weeks Tuesday 12:30
Co-ordinator:

 

Chairperson: Eliza Tweddle
Method of referral: To HN Nurse Pip Pitson 
Medical Specialities: Radiation Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Dental, Nuclear Medicine, Registrars and Residents
Allied Health: Speech pathology, Nursing, Dietitian, Social Work, Palliative Care

 

Bendigo Health
Meetings: First Monday of the month 7:30am - 8:30am
Co-ordinator:

 Monica Muller 
PO Box 126 Bendigo VIC 3552
Ph. 03 5454 5512
F. 03 5454 8822
M. 0407 363 471
Email:admin@lmmdc.org.au  

Chairperson: Mr Rodney Mitchell
Method of referral: Via secure internet access and via the administrative support 
Medical Specialities: Radiation Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Registrars and Residents
Allied Health: Nursing, Dietitian

 

Box Hill Hospital
Meetings: Alternate Fridays 7.30am - 8.30am
Co-ordinator:

Yolanda ebanks and Jean Whittle
MDM Administrative Support Team
Eastern Health Box Hill
Level 4, 5 Arnold Street, Box Hill
Ph 03 8804 8547
Email eastern.health@cacnermdm.com.au

Chairperson: Sherryl Wagstaff
Method of referral: Via secure internet access and via the administrative support
Medical Specialities: Radiation Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Registrars and Residents
Allied Health: Speech pathology, Nursing, Dietitian

 

Epworth Richmond Hospital
Meetings: Alternate Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm
Co-ordinator:

Juliet Zaia - MDM Coordinator 

juliet.zaia@epworth.edu.au

Chairperson: Ben Dixon
Method of referral: Via email
Medical Specialities: Radiation Oncology, Head and Neck Surgery, Pathology, Radiology, Registrars. 
Allied Health: Speech pathology, Nursing, Dietitian

 

Geelong H&N MDT
Meetings: Every Tuesday Morning 7.30am
Co-ordinator:

 Co-ordinated by the ENT registrar

Chairperson:  
Method of referral: Referrals to the ENT registrar via the switch board: 03 4215 0000
Medical Specialities: Radiation Oncologists, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgeons, Plastics/Reconstructive Surgeons, Maxillofacial (registar), Dental.
Allied Health: Speech therapy, Nursing staff, Dietician, Social Work

 

Monash Health Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Meeting
Meetings: Thursday 1pm-3pm
Co-ordinator:

Jenny Holland Head and Neck CNC
Moorabbin Hospital
PO Box 72
Bentleigh East
M: 0417 337 674
Fax: 9928 8051

Email: jenny.holland@monashhealth.org

Chairperson: Mr Neil Vallance
Method of referral: Via email or Fax to H&N CNC
Medical Specialities: Radiation Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Registrars and Residents, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Fellow
Allied Health: Speech pathology, Nursing, Dietitian, Social Work

 

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Meetings: Tuesdays weekly 7.30am - 9.00am
Co-ordinators:

Wendy Poon
Email wendy.poon@petermac.org

Meiling Zhou
Email meiling.zhou@petermac.org
Ph 03 8559 5000

Chairperson: Dr Tsien Fua
Method of referral: Referral to a consultant member of the MDT
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Plastic Surgery, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Endocrinology (for relevant cases) Dental Oncology
Allied Health: Speech pathology, Nursing, Radiation Therapy Services

 

The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Meetings: Weekly Wednesday Morning 7.15am
Co-ordinator: Rebecca Clark
Ph 03 93428187
Fax 03 93427501
Email Rebecca.Clark2@mh.org.au
Chairperson: Associate Professor David Wiesenfeld
Method of referral: Written or email to Co-ordinator
Medical Specialities: Surgery: Otolaryngology Head and Neck, Oral and Maxillofacial, Reconstructive Plastic, General.
Consultative: Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Cardio-Thoracic.
Dental Specialties: Special Needs Dentistry, Oral Medicine, Prosthodontics, Periodontics
Medical: Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Pathology
Consultative: Gastroenterology, Palliative Care, Pain Management, Medical Oncology
Allied Health: Speech Pathology, Nutrition, Clinical Psychology, Physiotherapy, Social Work

 

St Vincent's Hospital ENT, Head & Neck Unit
Meetings: Weekly Thursday 7:30
Co-ordinator:

Kara Hutchinson/Sarah Chadwick - Head & Neck Nurse Coordinators
Level 5, Building A, 41 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy 3065
Ph: 03 9231 2755
Email: ent.waitinglist@svhm.org.au 

Chairperson: A/Prof Bernard Lyons
Method of referral: Via MDM referral form or through MDT Coordinator
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Dental, Nulear Medicine, Registrars and Residents
Allied Health: Speech pathology, Nursing, Dietitian, Social Work, Palliative Care

 

Western General Hospital
Meetings: Thursday Fortnightly 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Co-ordinator: ENT Resident Medical Officer
Ph 03 8345 6666
Chairperson: Mr Sorway Chan
Method of referral: Direct to coordinator
Medical Specialities: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Radiology, pathology, Oromaxillofacial Surgery
Allied Health:

Speech Pathology, Dietician, Nursing