The Oncology Clinic provides treatment and supportive nursing care for adult and pediatric oncology/ hematology/ Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT) and palliative care patients.
Services include a Treatment centre for long and short chemotherapy. We have an extensive adult and pediatric bone marrow transplant team. We have approximately 70 physician's clinics per week including 8 combined clinics and 5 surgical-oncology clinics. There are also three "drop in" nurse clinics (oncology/hematology, benign hematology and breast care).
The adult medical oncology section is divided under the following programs: Breast Cancer, Lymphoma, Sarcoma, Head and Neck, Lung, GI/ GU and Gynecology.
The adult Hematology/ SCT section is divided under three programs, namely Stem Cell Transplant, Leukemia and Non-Neoplastic Hematology (also known as benign hematology)
The unit provides clinical rotation to Nursing Interns, Nursing Students, and new Nursing Graduates. In partnership with HOBA and ND & S also provides training for nurses from other hospitals.
Frequent Procedures/Services/Functions:The Treatment Areas provide a multitude of treatments, drug administrations and procedures including:
Health Educators, Doctors and Nurses provide information and education regarding chemotherapy and their side effects as well as management of Bone Marrow Transplantations. Mammacare certified nurses provide support and education regarding breast self exam and prosthesis fittings. We also provide procedural sedation for painful procedures.
The Oncology Centre has its own phlebotomy service, an intravenous admixture pharmacy and an outpatient pharmacy.
Monthly patient volume: 5000 approximately
Hours of Operation: Sat - Tues: 0800 - 1800 hrs
Wednesday: 0800 - 1700 hrs