Queensway Carleton Hospital Completes Family Cancer Centre
1,300 More Patients Each Year To Receive Treatment
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty today congratulated the Queensway Carleton Hospital on the completion of the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre.
The new centre is part of the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Program. It will help reduce wait times and provide personalized care, closer to home for an additional 1,300 cancer patients each year. It will provide cancer diagnosis, treatment, surgery and ambulatory support, and focus on breast, prostate and colorectal cancer.
The new centre houses three radiation treatment machines, two clinics and 33 chemotherapy spaces.
More than 60 new clinical jobs will be created when the centre opens. The first patients will be treated in early April.
- At the peak of construction, over 180 workers were employed in building the cancer centre, over 75 per cent of which were from the Ottawa region.
- The Ontario government committed up to $82.5 million for the Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre, including funding for radiation equipment.
- Cancer Care Ontario directs close to $700 million public health care dollars to hospitals and other providers for cancer services throughout the province.
“More patients will get faster access to high-quality cancer care as a result of this new facility -- and that's a result that really matters to families in Ottawa.”
“The opening of this new cancer centre is going to mean that people who are fighting cancer will get the treatment they need faster and right here in our community where they can be close to family and friends.”
“We have been waiting for this day for years and are thrilled that construction on our new Irving Greenberg Family Cancer Centre is completed. This new centre is so important for residents and patients in Ottawa and the surrounding communities.”
“We are delighted to expand our Cancer Program to the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Thanks to this partnership, cancer patients will have even better access to world class cancer care, close to home.”
Dr. Jack Kitts