It was February
2016 when dignitaries and project stakeholders cut the ribbon to open the new
Chemotherapy Clinic located on the fifth floor of Cornwall Community Hospital
For the first
time ever, local cancer patients no longer needed to travel outside of Cornwall
to receive chemotherapy treatments.
On the month of
the Clinic’s sixth anniversary, the hospital wishes to recognize and highlight
the important role the Clinic has played for the community.
that the Chemotherapy Clinic has had on the quality of life for local cancer
patients and families is significant,” explains Jeanette Despatie, President
and Chief Executive Officer.
houses 8 chairs and sees on average 10 to 15 patients per day. Since 2016,
approximately 7,660 doses of chemotherapy treatments have been administered;
1,775 doses were administered to 251 patients last year alone.
In total, that
is about 1,532,000 kilometers saved since 2016 for local patients who did not
need to travel to and from Ottawa for treatment.
None of this
was made possible without the significant role played by the Cornwall Community
Hospital Foundation (CCHF). With the help of community donors, the CCHF raised
$400,000 in one year to help buy the necessary equipment.
“It was evident
that this was something the community had long been needing and asking for, and
we are proud to have brought this cancer care closer to home, improving the
quality of life for our patients,” adds Despatie.
Chemotherapy Clinic at CCH is a Regional Cancer Centre of the Ottawa Hospital.
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