Bone marrow transplants (BMTs) are provided by five district health boards (DHBs) in New Zealand (Auckland, Waikato, MidCentral, Capital and Coast, and Canterbury DHBs). Recently there has been significant growth in demand for BMT services, most evident at Auckland DHB.
- Original document published 20 September 2011: Service Improvement Plan
- Updated projections published 6 August 2018: Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (Bone Marrow Transplant) Services in New Zealand
The Service Improvement Plan (2011) is the start of a process for increasing capacity and improving the delivery of BMT services in New Zealand. It has been developed to assist DHBs to plan for adult BMT services.
The Plan and the 2018 update recommend that the current configuration of BMT services is continued in New Zealand. That is, that autologous BMT services continue at Auckland, Waikato, MidCentral, Capital and Coast, and Canterbury DHBs; and allogeneic BMT services at Auckland, Capital and Coast, and Canterbury DHBs.
This Plan has been developed by the Ministry of Health and the Haematology Work Group.
The projections in the 2018 update may be reviewed as required as clinical indications change.