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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cancer Work Almost Complete

Owen Sound | by Kevin Bernard  

$2-million oncology service work at GBHS Owen Sound should be done in March.

A two million dollar renovation project at the Owen Sound hospital is nearing completion.

Work got underway in June on consolidating the oncology services onto the fifth floor of the hospital and officials hope to have the area open to patients on March 8th.

Director of Communications and Public Relations at Grey Bruce Health Services, Mary Margaret Crapper, says the renovation work will result in a larger chemotherapy treatment area that will provide more privacy and space for patients and families.

A chemotherapy pharmacy is also part of the project, as it moves up from the basement of the hospital onto the fifth floor.

Crapper says the new cancer care unit will be about 40 percent larger than the current space.

She says they had to clear out the fifth floor area for the contractor to do the renovations, which meant services have been squeezed into other parts of the hospital for the last eight months.

Crapper says the two million dollar project at Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound was paid for through donations to the Hospital Foundations fundraising campaign.

GBHS foundations in Owen Sound, Southampton, Wiarton, Meaford and Markdale are part of the $11.4 million campaign to improve cancer care for patients at all six hospitals in the area.




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