Who We Are
The Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) is one of nine Victorian Integrated Cancer Services (VICS) who together form Victoria’s cancer services improvement network. We partner with public and private health services and other cancer care stakeholders to deliver key priorities in the Victorian Cancer Plan.
We do this by collaboratively working at multiple levels of the health system to deliver high quality cancer care and system integration across southern Melbourne. We strive to improve the care, experience and outcomes of people affected by cancer.
and outcomes by
connecting cancer care
and driving best practice.
Partner Health Services
Our member health services deliver over 71,200 episodes of acute cancer care per annum, including medical, surgical, radiation oncology, day chemotherapy, imaging, pathology, palliative care, psycho-oncology, supportive care and allied health services.
Alfred Health provides a comprehensive range of healthcare services in Victoria via three hospital campuses, a large network of community programs and 14 state-wide services.
Monash Health is Victoria’s largest public health service providing safe, high-quality care to one-quarter of Melbourne’s population, across the entire lifespan, from pre-birth to end-of-life.
Cabrini Health is a not-for-profit health service, offering a comprehensive range of health care across three acute facilities, a residential aged-care home and a rehabilitation service.
Peninsula Health is the major public health service for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula, providing world class care across two hospital campuses, a rehabilitation centre, a geriatric evaluation and management facility, and a range of community and mental health services.
SMICS GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE
As a result of exciting changes at Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC), Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) and MPCCC have established separate Governance structures. The new SMICS Governance Committee will be supported by a Clinical Advisory Group, a Data Governance Committee and other sub-committees on a needs basis.
Both organisations remain committed to improving the care and outcomes of people affected by cancer, and will continue to work closely through the SMICS-MPCCC Liaison Committee to support timely translation of research to clinical practice.
SMICS continues to be the cancer service improvement network for southern Melbourne, linking and supporting cancer care stakeholders to identify and implement initiatives that improve the care and support provided to people who receive treatment for cancer in our region
Spotlight on SMICS People
This month we are spotlighting Debbie Packham. Debbie is a consumer representative for SMICS. Since her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer Debbie has found a way to help improve the outcomes of others with cancer and to have her voice heard through her role as a consumer representative.
Get Involved - Become a Consumer Representative
Is it for me?
Have you or your loved ones had any experience of cancer care in southern Melbourne?
We welcome anyone with experience of cancer whether as a patient or a carer.
We value your experience and greatly appreciate peoples’ willingness to work with us to improve services.
What can I do?
You can join, attend or participate in any of the following:
• a consumer reference group
• strategic direction and
• focus groups
• conferences and education forums
• consumer networks:
- Information dissemination
- capacity building
• committee memberships:
- ICS Governance
- Project steering
- Tumour group
• peer support
How we support you
However you choose to be involved, we will support you along the way.
Contact us if you have any questions.
Consumer roles are voluntary with training and ongoing support provided.
The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services are supported by the Victorian Government
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The Victorian Integrated Cancer Services acknowledge 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 celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.