Who we are
The state-wide Paediatric Integrated Cancer Service (PICS) is funded by the Victorian Government to lead a networked paediatric cancer care system for Victoria. We work collaboratively with the two Victorian primary diagnostic and treatment centres at The Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital, as well as with the state-wide paediatric radiation therapy service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and regional shared care centres.
Our role is to lead a collaborative approach to paediatric cancer in Victoria, promoting a connected cancer care system through partnerships and linkages. We drive innovation and quality improvement within an accessible, family-centred service system, using data and the best available evidence to set state-wide standards of care, and to support access to innovative treatment options.
As a leader and advocate for Victorian paediatric cancer care, we are responsive to the needs of consumers and our partners. We aim to ensure children and adolescents with cancer receive the best care, in the best facility as close to home as possible.
and outcomes by
connecting cancer care
and driving best practice.
How we achieve
Building relationships between providers, health services and sectors to plan cancer services across a geographic area based on access, appropriateness and effectiveness
Engaging with consumers and clinicians to inform projects and programs of work
Supporting the implementation of best practice models of cancer care
Improving the effectiveness of cancer care through system coordination and integration
Systematically monitoring processes and outcomes of cancer care to improve system-wide performance
The work of the PICS is directed by the VICS Implementation Plan 2020-2022 in response to the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-2024
Governance & Executive Committee (GEC)
Chair – John Stanway, CEO, The Royal Children’s Hospital
Representation from PICS partner health services, DHHS and a Consumer Representative
Clinical & Management Advisory Committee (CMAC)
Chair – Dr Greg Wheeler, Clinical Director, PICS
Representation from PICS partner health services and regional shared care partners across the clinical, administrative and research spectrum
The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government
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