Our Vision & Strategic Priorities

Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service (BSWRICS) is one of nine Integrated Cancer Services (ICS) in Victoria, working in partnership with health services and consumers to promote coordinated planning, system integration and improvement of cancer services across their respective regions. The ICS activity supports the achievement of three of the five goals stated in the Victorian Cancer Plan, namely that:

  • Victorians know their risk and have cancers detected earlier;

  • Victorians with cancer have timely access to optimal treatment; and

  • Victorians with cancer and their families live well.

BSWRICS will achieve the vision by:

  • understanding the needs to people affected by cancer;

  • building and supporting collaboration between health professionals, health services and consumers;

  • driving quality improvement in cancer;

  • supporting the development of the cancer workforce; and

  • facilitating system-wide engagement in cancer research.

BSWRICS undertakes its role by consulting and collaborating with regional health partners and consumers. Our work is governed by a Governance Committee comprising key regional stakeholders from the public and private sector. A Clinical Advisory Group provides multidisciplinary clinical advice in relation to BSWRICS initiatives. In addition, a Memorandum of Understanding between health service providers across the Barwon South West region guides the collaborative effort towards cancer service improvement. 

 Our Vision

Improving
patient experiences
and outcomes by
connecting cancer care
and driving best practice.

 
Our Region

Cancer in our region


The BSWRICS catchment covers approximately 33,000 square kilometres, stretching from the tip of the Queenscliff Heads across to the South Australian Border. It is home to Geelong, Victoria's largest provincial urban centre, and a number of significant regional towns including Hamilton, Portland, Colac and Warrnambool. The current population of the Barwon South West region is recorded at 380,000. We have ten sites providing cancer care:

  • Barwon Health

  • Epworth Geelong

  • Icon Cancer Centre – Geelong and Warrnambool​

  • St John of God Health Care - Geelong & Warrnambool 

  • Colac Area Health

  • Western District Health Service 

  • South West Healthcare - Warrnambool & Camperdown

  • Portland District Health

 
Our Partners

To improve the experience and outcomes for people with cancer and their families, BSWRICS has well formed partnerships with Health Services across the Barwon South Western region.


We continue to build relationships with private hospitals and providers, pathology and imaging services, primary care networks and in research to improve service integration and coordination through care that is multidisciplinary, supportive and responsive to the needs of communities across the region.

 

Our partner health organisations are:

Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre
Barwon Health
bch
casterton memorial hospital
Colac Area Health
Dartmoor And District Bush Nursing Centre
Epworth Geelong - Epworth HealthCare
Great Ocean Road Health
hesse
Heywood Rural Health
Icon Cancer Centre
Moyne Health Services
Portland District Health
South West Healthcare
St John of God Geelong Hospital
St John of God Warrnambool Hospital
terang
TIMBOON
Western District Health Service
 
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Contact Us

Office:

70 Swanston Street

Geelong VIC Australia 3220

Mail:

Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service

c/o Andrew Love Cancer Centre

PO Box 281

Geelong VIC Australia 3220



Phone:

03 4215 0459

 

Email:

bswrics.administration@barwonhealth.org.au

 
Meet The Team

The BSWRICS team is committed to the values and vision of the Victorian Integrated Cancer Services. To learn more about our team and how to contact us visit the Our Team page.

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The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government 

© 2020 Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service

The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.

We are committed to safe and inclusive work places, policies and services for people of LGBTIQ communities and their families.