Cancer and Supportive Care Clinic
Bright and cheerful surroundings, a caring staff and a private entrance and waiting area make the Lions and Lioness Cancer and Supportive Care Clinic at Northumberland Hills Hospital a convenient choice for local cancer patients.
A satellite to the Durham Regional Cancer Centre, based out of Lakeridge Health, Oshawa, and a participant in the Central East Regional Cancer Program (CERCP), the Clinic administers chemotherapy and associated treatments to cancer patients living in Northumberland County; it accepts referrals for chemotherapy treatment from anywhere in Ontario.
In close collaboration with the referring oncologist and patients’ referring physician, the Clinic is staffed with registered nurses who have specialized training in oncology nursing and chemotherapy delivery. Also supporting the Clinic are NHH’s support staff and volunteers, as well as the Hospital’s diagnostic and therapeutic services, including laboratory, pharmacy and diagnostic imaging. Recognizing that cancer often impacts more than just one’s physical health, a social worker, nurse navigator and aboriginal navigator are additional NHH resources available to support patients and their families through the cancer journey. To learn more about how these resources can help, click here.
NHH’s Cancer and Supportive Care Clinic provides a link to support services in the broader community, including the Central East Community Care Access Centre, Hospice Northumberland and numerous cancer support groups—such as the Look Good, Feel Good and wig programs. The Clinic also accepts referrals from primary care physicians for hematology consultations, medication and blood product transfusions.
For further information about NHH’s Cancer and Supportive Care services, contact the Patient Care Manager at: 905-372-6811 ext. 4115.