Rural and regional patients have timely and affordable access to radiation oncology services.
A nationally coordinated and focused approach to improving rural and regional patients’ access to radiation oncology services, including:
- Comprehensive, quality cancer care is available to patients, which includes a national patient travel and accommodation scheme;
- Models of care are locally tailored and appropriate to rural and regional areas;
- Strategies in place that recognise and ameliorate the financial and social impact of cancer on patients and carers in rural and regional areas;
- Innovative approaches to patient care are implemented, evaluated and supported.