WCMICS funded projects

Overview

The grants are competitive with an emphasis on sustainable improvements with lessons that can be applied across other WCMICS health services and potentially statewide.

All funded projects are aligned with the Optimal Cancer Care Pathways, the Victorian Cancer Plan 2020-2024 and the WCMICS vision and mission.

WCMICS is a clinical improvement network that aims to support the implementation of high quality care, information and other supports for people living with cancer and their carers.

 

Our grants program was initiated to support hospital quality improvement projects that will improve patient or carer outcomes or experience. It targets time-limited service improvement projects that cannot be funded within existing hospital resources.

 

 

On this page you will find:

  • information on active funded projects

  • further details of the 2020 Telehealth Assistance Program

  • snapshot of past funded projects, including final reports

If you have any questions about any of our past or current work please

Current funded projects

Telehealth projects

​The COVID-19 pandemic precipitated an immediate transition to telehealth consultations for cancer patients.  WCMICS was well positioned to provide prompt assistance to our partner health services to improve the quality of telehealth to cancer patients. 

The aim of the telehealth assistance program is to achieve 80% of cancer telehealth consultations via video by early 2021.  With view to demonstrable sustained practice by mid-2021.

Fast facts

  • 7 partner health services participated in the program

  • ~$450K has been awarded to:

    • purchase ICT infrastructure such as cameras, software​

    • fund short term EFT to address current barriers to using telehealth

  • Patient facing resources have been developed by WCMICS. 

  • These information fact sheets have been translated into languages other than English and are 

  • Clinician facing resources such tips for conducting video consultations and patient suitability criteria have been developed by WCMICS 

        Check out this short video below produced by our telehealth project lead 

Past projects

​Information on previous funded projects including the final project reports can be found below.