MDT - South Australia

The Australian and New Zealand Head Neck Cancer Society holds multidisciplinary care as a core value.

Multidisciplinary teams (MDT’s) of medical and allied health professionals cooperatively develop treatment options for each patient.   

For patients, MDT care improves:

  • survival rates
  • efficient  and timely progression from diagnosis to treatment
  • care in accordance with  clinical practice guidelines
  • information access
  • satisfaction
  • opportunity for second opinions
  • access to research trials

For clinicians, MDT practice:

  • reduces service duplication
  • streamlines management pathways
  • enhances communication and co-ordination
  • provides educational opportunities
  • improves patient outcomes
  • increases research opportunities

The following MDT’s in each state are staffed by many of our ANZHNCS members.    

If you notice your MDT is not listed, please email info@anzhncs.org for a blank template.

South Australia

Flinders Medical Centre
Meetings: Thursdays weekly 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Co-ordinator:

ENT Clinical Research Registrar
Email Jo.Lemke@sa.gov.au

Chairperson: Dr Caroline Connell
Method of referral: Via attending consultant (contact Jo Lemke or current ENT clinical research registrar)
Medical Specialities: Radiation Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Medical Oncology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Radiology, Pathology
Allied Health: Dietician, Speech Pathology, Social Work, Clinical Practice Consultant Cancer Services, Dentistry, Nursing
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Meetings: Thursdays weekly 14.00 - 15.00
Co-ordinator: Amanda Walton, Dept of Radiation Oncology RAH
Ph 08 8222 4383
Fax 08 8222 2016
Email Amanda.Walton@sa.gov.au
Chairperson: Rotating chair through Specialities - currently Dr Anne Taylor, Medical Oncology
Method of referral: Via attending Consultants 
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Radiology
Allied Health: Speech Pathology, Dietician
St Andrews Hospital
Meetings: Alternate Thursdays 7.00am - 8.00am
Co-ordinator:

Katrina Rech
Email Katrina.Rech@adradcentre.com.au
Ph 08 8228 6700

Chairperson: Dr Martin Borg
Method of referral: Via attending consultants 
Medical Specialities: Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, Radiology
Allied Health: N/A