Hospital cuts the ribbon on new cancer centre - Metro US

Hospital cuts the ribbon on new cancer centre

Two years after construction began, the Ottawa Hospital will receive the keys for its new state-of-the-art cancer treatment centre Friday.

An event at the Queensway Carleton Hospital Friday celebrates the completion of the Irving Greenberg Cancer Centre at the QCH — part of the expansion of the Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Program — with QCH CEO Dr. Tom Schonberg handing the keys over to Ottawa Hospital CEO Dr. Jack Kitts.

This means staff at the Ottawa Hospital can start moving their equipment in as early as February, said QCH director of communications Judy Brown.

“The staff will be getting set up and organized, and getting set up for patient care,” said Brown. “And in early April, they will begin seeing patients.”

Premier Dalton McGuinty will attend Friday’s events, along with Dan Greenberg, who donated $7 million for the building.

The four-storey, 85,000 square-foot building will house three radiation therapy machines, 33 chemotherapy bays and various clinics and resources for patients and their families, Brown said.

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