MDT - Western Australia

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.

Western Australia

Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital
Meetings: Monday weekly: 8.30am - 10.00am
Co-ordinator: Ms Cathy Goldfinch
ph 08 9346 3089
Fax 08 9346 4899
Email Cathy.goldfinch@health.wa.gov.au
Chairperson: Dr Geoffrey Hee
Method of referral: Fax or email
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Radiation oncology, medical oncology, diagnostic radiology
Allied Health: Dentistry, dietetics, physiotherapy, speech pathology, nursing, social worker, data management
Royal Perth Hospital
Meetings: Monday weekly 8.00am - 10.00am
Co-ordinator: Dr Richard Lewis
Chairperson: Dr Richard Lewis
Method of referral: via attending specialists or registrars. ENT Department Secretary Ph (08) 92243039  
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiology
Allied Health: Dentistry, Speech Pathology, Dietetics, Nursing, Cancer Care co-ordinator