The South Island Cancer Consumer Group sits within the Southern Cancer Network. It was established to enable consumers and whānau from across the South Island to provide input and advice on the quality improvement work undertaken by Southern Cancer Network.
South Island Cancer Consumer Group participation is essential to provide a voice to consumers, keeping the needs of patients and their whānau at the forefront throughout our work. Consumer input is particularly important as we work to address inequities that impact on the health and wellbeing of Māori and other population groups who experience poorer outcomes.
The Cancer Consumer Group is made up of people with a range of backgrounds (including people living with or beyond cancer, and their carers/whanau), ethnicities and geographic locations.
The South Island Cancer Consumer Group’s purpose is to:
The South Island Cancer Consumer Group is always interested to hear the perspectives of patients and whānau across the South Island. If you wish to contact the South Island Consumer Group, please email Stacy Belser at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a consumer looking for health information related to cancer, you may find the following websites useful: