HSANZ Nurses' Group

HSANZ Nurses GroupThe HSANZ Nurses’ Group (HSANZ-NG) was established in 2007. The group brings together specialist haematology nurses from Australia and New Zealand under the HSANZ umbrella, recognising continuing growth in the nursing stream at the HAA Annual Scientific Meetings and the increasing numbers of nurses wishing to join the Society.

Nurses working in all areas of haematology are encouraged to join HSANZ as Associate Nurse members.

HSANZ Nurses' Group Terms of Reference (74KB)

HSANZ NG Special Practice Networks (SPN)

Posted: 11 February 2015



The Myeloma Special Practice Network has published the following guidelines:
Published December 2017

  1. Myeloma Information Pathway Leaflet, a guide for clinicians (242KB)
  2. Myeloma Nurse Specialist role, a guide for implementation (546KB)
  3. Bortezomib Best Practice, a guide for nurses (576KB)
  4. Tests and Investigations for Multiple Myeloma, a guide for patients and caregivers (797KB)


HSANZ-NG Travel Grants

HSANZ Nurses Group EHA Travel Grant 2018

Closing date: 22 May 2018
Download the Application

Who can apply?
This grant is open to all nurses who hold associate nurse membership of HSANZ at time of application.

What does the grant include?
One grant of $2500 to go towards expenses to attend EHA on the 14-17 June 2018.
The successful grant winner is responsible for all other associated costs and all logistics relating to attending the meeting.

Who is supporting this Grant?
This grant is supported by funds from HSANZ Nurses Group.

Guidelines/Criteria for applicants

  1. Applicants must be supported by their line manager to obtain leave to attend the congress
  2. Applicants must be current financial associate members of HSANZ NG at the time of application
  3. Applicants should demonstrate their interest for haematology nursing; a high level of enthusiasm & commitment to learning; desire to engage and network with other nurses in haematology; desire & ability to share their knowledge amongst colleagues/ patients
  4. Applicants receiving the grant will be required to provide a short written report after the conference for the HSANZ NG newsletter and present the knowledge they have gained in an appropriate forum
  5. Priority will be given to applicants who have submitted an abstract to EHA 2018

For further information
Contact one of the following HSANZ NG committee members:
Sam Soggee or Elise Button.

Contact details and submission instructions
are available on the HSANZ NG EHA Travel Grant 2018 Application Form

Closing date: 22 May 2018
Download the Application




ALL nurses and allied health professionals with an interest in haematology are WELCOME

FREE for current and new HSANZ Associate Nurses and CNSA members
$50 for non-members

Free Teleconference access
Teleconference access to the conference is available for people outside Brisbane free of charge.
To access this free service you will need to register. Please contact admin@cnsa.org.au to register.

The HSANZ Nurses Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia to establish a professional affiliation. The MOU articulates a relationship based on a common commitment to optimise outcomes for the health care of the community affected by cancer and for cancer control initiatives.

Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 21st Annual Congress
Dates: 21-23 June 2018
Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre


Positions Available

Content Author (Haematology Nursing)

The eviQ team is recruiting a permanent full-time content author (haematology nursing).

eviQ content authors are responsible for the development of new eviQ content and periodic review of all existing eviQ content, ensuring that eviQ provides current and accurate evidence-based point-of-care cancer treatment information to cancer clinicians, patients and their carers for the Australian clinical context. eviQ content authors work closely with external clinicians, coordinating and facilitating eviQ Reference Committee meetings where clinicians discuss and debate eviQ content for approval and review and consensus must be reached.

If you have excellent clinical cancer skills and work well with clinical stakeholders, we need you!

The advertisement, role description and link to apply online can be found here:https://healthnswgov.referrals.selectminds.com/cinsw-int/jobs/content-author-eviq-nursing-10523

This role is based at the Cancer Institute Eveleigh, Sydney, NSW.

Applications Close 11:59pm 15 April 2018


HSANZ-NG Committee

The HSANZ Nurses Group Committee is made up of representatives from Australia and New Zealand. To contact anyone on the current committee please email: nurses@hsanz.org.au and your message will be re-directed to the appropriate representative.


Sam Soggee
President &
VIC representative

MDS/MPD SPN Coordinator;

NUM (Oncology/Haematology
Epworth Freemasons


Elise Button
Vice President &
QLD Representative

PhD Candidate,
Queensland University of Technology
A/Nurse Research - Cancer Care Services
Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Herston QLD 4029


Sally Taylor
NSW Representative &
NSW NG Meetings Coordinator

BMT Co-ordinator, RPAH Haematology
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
Camperdown NSW 2050


Bronwen Neely
Treasurer &
Tasmanian Chair

Nurse Unit Manager
Day Chemotherapy Unit and Clinical Trials
Royal Hobart Hospital
GPO Box 1061
Hobart TAS 7001

Nicole Loft
SA/NT Representative

Haematology Nurse Practitioner, MNP
PO Box 3124

Bev Quested
Transfusion Nurse Educator
Transfusion Medicine Service
ARCBS, Adelaide.

Hayley Beer

Myeloma CNC
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and
Manager Nursing and Programs
Myeloma Australia
Richmond VIC 3121

Andrew Steele
WA Rep
Clinical Nurse Manager: Haematology
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Hospital Avenue
Nedlands WA 6009

David Collins
Special Practice Network
(SPN) Coordinator
Nurse Practitioner, Acute BMT
Department of Clinical Haematology
Westmead Hospital
Westmead NSW 2145

Position Vacant
NZ (SI) Rep

Position Vacant
NZ (NI) Rep




HSANZ-NG publishes a quarterly newsletter, which can be downloaded below.