This new unit was opened May 10, 2010 resulting from the closure of the Complex Continuing Care Unit and the Oncology unit. For brevity, the unity will be referred to as 3B PRO.
The unit provides compassionate care to three main categories of patients:
End of life care is provided to patients with both cancer and non-cancer diagnosis. Unit staff work in conjunction with the Community Hospice Palliative Team to come up with the best plan possible for each individual.
Individuals admitted into rehabilitation beds on this unit require support from the team to work together to maximize recovery from illness and return to the highest level of functioning possible. The goal of rehabilitation is to ensure that individuals improve their functional abilities and return to the community – their own home, retirement home, or a Long Term Care home – able to manage the challenges of every day life.
CMH has developed an innovative model of cancer care that ensures the patient’s needs are met. The hospital’s oncology program provides a full range of services, including in-patient and outpatient diagnosis, treatments, management of complex symptoms, and supportive and palliative care services.
The in-patient unit is now part of the 3B PRO unit and provides care for patients who require active support during their treatment or during diagnosis and care of complex and severe symptoms.
The PRO unit is staffed by an interdisciplinary team consisting of oncologists, oncology associates (physicians with advanced knowledge and skills related to oncology care, supportive care and palliative care), registered nurses, registered practical nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, speech language pathologists, social workers, recreation therapists, pastoral care, and other health care providers and students. At the centre of this team are the people we care for, with support from their family and friends.
As this unit is further refined, information on this web page will be updated.