|Todd Hore, General and HPB surgeon at Christchurch Hospital, is the new Chair of SCN Steering Group|
The South Island Alliance is pleased to announce that Mr Todd Hore, General and Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgeon at Christchurch Hospital, has been appointed Chair of the Southern Cancer Network (SCN) Steering Group.
Todd’s appointment follows the resignation of Dr Steve Gibbons as Chair, after nearly a decade in the role. Todd is the clinical lead for the Faster Cancer Treatment (FCT) programme for Canterbury DHB, supporting improvement work in meeting the cancer treatment target. He has also made a strong contribution to the Multidisciplinary Meeting (MDM) System and development work for Canterbury DHB.
The role of Chair is a key leadership role for the network. It is responsible for guiding the Steering Group in its consideration of priorities for cancer services improvement work across the South Island, along with supporting and directing the SCN team in monitoring and managing that work; and ensuring strong connections between the network and its stakeholders across the South Island.
In announcing Todd’s appointment, which follows endorsement from the South Island DHB CEOs, SCN manager Nicholas Glubb says Todd has confirmed his commitment to supporting the SCN programme of improvement work, including the focus on improving equity of outcomes for Maori, rural and deprived populations across the South Island. “The SCN team are very much looking forward to working with Todd to further strengthen the work of the network in improving cancer care across the south island.” Todd takes up the role of Chair with immediate effect, and the next meeting of the Steering Group is in August 2018.