It is with great pleasure and pride that I would like to welcome you all to the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre Open House today.
Most people are aware that we offer cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation therapy within our four walls. This is an important opportunity for us to highlight the many other programs and services our team offers for our patients and families/caregivers throughout their journeys.
With more than 2,000 new patients and more than 70,000 visits to our centre this past year, we are quickly outgrowing our current space. But in this tight space, our team is constantly working toward providing care that is among the best in the Province. Today, we are proud to showcase this work and highlight some of the ways our team goes above and beyond to make visitors feel welcome and at home in the Cancer Centre.
I would also like to thank the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation who has generously supported much of our equipment and many of our services that you will learn about on your tour today!
Monica Staley Liang
Regional Vice President, Cancer Services
A type of cancer treatment that travels through the blood to reach cells throughout your body. This may include chemotherapy and immunotherapy. On average, 70-80 patients receive systemic therapy at the centre everyday.
A type of cancer treatment that uses high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells. On average, 95-100 patients receive radiation treatment at the centre everyday.
Aims to improve the quality of life of patients who are diagnoses with life-limiting illnesses by providing education about managing symptoms.
In-Patient 4 West
A dedicated in-patient unit in the Main Hospital to serve patients with cancer who require hospitalization.
Located in the Cancer Centre, the pharmacy is available to all patients and staff who require prescriptions to be filled.
Patient and Family Advisory Council
This council provides patient, family member, and caregiver perspectives to help improve patient-centred care across the region.
Our experts pair patients who quality with appropriate studies that helps find new ways to diagnose, treat, manage, or prevent a disease.
Cancer Genetic Counselling
A service provided to patients who are concerns about their personal and family history of cancer. A referral from a primary care provider is required.
Helps Indigenous patients, their families, and/or caregivers by providing support at clinic visits, aiding in communication with Oncologists and Nurses, arranging language and cultural translation, and more.
These classes educate participants about the signs and symptoms of lymphedema, what can be done to lower the risk, and how to manage the effects of it.
A service where video technology is used to connect patients living in remote areas with their Oncologists for appointments instead of coming to the Cancer Centre
Psychosocial Health Services
Free and confidential support to patients and their families/caregivers for practical, emotional, and nutritional concerns to help with adjusting to cancer.
Dietitians & Nutritional Support
Our team helps make sure patients are eating healthy and not losing too much weight by offering individualized meal plans and diet recommendations.
Responsible for helping individuals, families, and caregivers to cope with problems they are facing to improve patient quality of life. This includes providing linkages to financial and community support.
Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences
Regular meetings where physicians of different specialties (i.e. Surgeon, Oncologist, Pathologist, Radiologist, etc.) come together to discuss treatment options with their peers to make sure their patients get the best possible care plan.
Canadian Cancer Society
Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program
The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County
Look Good, Feel Better
Transition to Betterness
Wigs to Wellness
Windsor Cancer Research Group
Lobby Level and Ground Floor
Windsor Regional Hospital Cancer Program
1995 Lens Avenue
(Alsace Avenue Entrance)
Windsor, ON N8W 1L9
Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation
2220 Kildare Road
Windsor, ON N8W 2X3
Phone: 519-254-5577 ext. 58506
METROPOLITAN CAMPUS: 1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON N8W 1L9
1030 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, ON N9A 1E1