Who We Are
The Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS) provides a network to improve the quality and continuity of patient care and ensures that appropriate links exist between health services to optimise patient pathways for persons affected by cancer. SMICS is pivotal in ensuring strong coordination and planning across the southern Melbourne region.
SMICS and our member health services, along with the Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium are recognised as the Cancer and Blood Diseases Theme of the Monash Partners Academic Health Science Centre. These affiliated organisations form Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium which is one of the largest comprehensive cancer service networks in Australia.
and outcomes by
connecting cancer care
and driving best practice.
SMICS Operational Plan
SMICS 2020 / 2021 operational plan outlines our vision, goals and priorities, and how we measure our success.
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.
Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC)
Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC) is a strategic alliance of health service and research organisations working in partnership to improve outcomes for people affected by cancer. Our partners work collaboratively to bring a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to innovating clinical oncology practices, improving cancer services and delivering the next generation of research for better cancer prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.
Get Involved - Become a Consumer Representative
What can I do?
Some people choose to get involved by attending meetings.
Others may contribute to individual projects.
Here are some examples of what you could do:
• Consumer reference groups
• Strategic direction and policy
• Focus groups
• Attendance at conferences and education
• Consumer networks:
- Information dissemination
- Capacity building
• Committee memberships:
- ICS Governance committees
- Project steering committees
- Tumour group committees
• Peer support
Is it for me?
Have you or your loved ones had any experience of cancer care in southern Melbourne?
We welcome all those 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.
How we support you
However you choose to be involved with SMICS, we will support you along the way.
We are ready to answer any questions you may have.
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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