About This Program
CMH has an innovative model of cancer care that ensures a patient’s care 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 program has three components:
- an inpatient unit
- an outpatient Oncology Medical Day Clinic
- 24-hour a day linkage with a community nursing team that provides treatment and management of patients in their home.
Our goal is to provide holistic, integrated cancer services close to home for the residents of our community. Oncology care at Cambridge Memorial Hospital is associated with the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (GRRCC) and LHIN partners to support our network of linked professionals and services for cancer patients and their families.
Patients who require active support during their diagnosis, treatment or require care for complex and severe symptoms, are admitted to the Medicine unit located in B Wing, Level 3. This unit is staffed with nurses and others trained to care for patients with cancer.
Outpatient Medical Day Clinic
The outpatient Medical Day Clinic provides diagnostics consultations and treatment including chemotherapy, and supportive and follow up care for cancer patients who do not require hospitalization. The Medical Day Clinic is located in the second level of the Ambulatory Care Centre.
The hours of operation are Monday to Friday 8:30 – 4:30 excluding statutory holidays.
What I Need to Know
Please bring any personal assistive devices that you require for your appointment. For example, any communication or mobility device you may need like a walker, hearing aid, etc.
The oncology care team is multidisciplinary, and includes oncologists, oncology associates (physicians with advanced knowledge and skills related to oncology care, supportive care and palliative care), registered nurses, registered practical nurses,social worker, pharmacists, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, dietitian, recreation therapist and pastoral care.