National inherited cancer services which were failing New Zealanders. We have turned this around and are setting ourselves a new target which will ensure cancer patients receive their diagnostic tests, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy even faster.
If your GP suspects you have cancer, you should see a cancer specialist within two weeks and diagnostic tests and clinical investigations will be completed in a faster, more streamlined way.
Our goal is for patients to receive their first cancer treatment within a maximum 62 days of their original GP’s referral.
It is only through the sound economic management of the National-led government that we have been able to invest in, and deliver, world-class cancer services. It is a key part of our plan to deliver better care for Kiwis.