Central Cancer Network

Central Cancer Network (CCN) is one of four Regional Cancer Networks established in New Zealand to work across organisational boundaries to promote a collaborative approach to service planning and delivery. 

To date CCN has not engaged specifically with Māori communities to listen to stories, hear their needs and identify current cancer health knowledge, literacy and any barriers. In 2019-2020, CCN will undertake a Regional Deep Dive in partnership with Māori. A Regional Cancer Deep Dive will be completed in 2019/2020 partnering with Māori, Pacific peoples and Provider stakeholders through a series of Hui and Fono (supported by a literature review and analytics deep dive) to identify key priorities. 

These priorities will be included as  ecommendations in the Regional Deep Dive Report which will inform long-term planning.

Four Stakeholder Hui will be held on Supportive Care, Prevention and Screening, Treatment and Diagnosis, and Enablers (Data, Workforce and Research). We will together work out how best we can accelerate Māori Health Gain.

With the release of the National Cancer Plan in 2019, notwithstanding broader sector review, this Hui will support and compliment the future direction of cancer services. This Hui will also be enhanced by our participation in the Health Safety Quality Commission (HSQC) ‘Co-design Partners in Care’ programme as a project focused on consumer engagement.