We are committed to ensuring patients receive the highest standard of care as close to their home as possible. Oncologists working with the Cancer Care Program hold clinics in the regional centres and also use video conferencing for patient appointments. This helps to reduce the distance patients have to travel for follow up appointments.
We take a team approach to cancer care with you and your family as the most important members of the team. We have nearly 200 dedicated staff working together to offer services to help meet the physical, social, emotional and financial needs of patients and their families dealing with a diagnosis of cancer.
The team consists of doctors (medical specialists), nurses, social workers, dietitians, radiation therapists and clerical/support staff. Other health professionals may be involved in your care as required. Your family doctor is also an important member of your cancer team. It is very important that you maintain contact with him/her while you are being treated for cancer.
While the Cancer Care Program of Eastern Health receives the majority of its funding from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Program is fortunate to be supported by the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation, which has funded many initiatives to improve cancer care services across the province. This funding is made possible through the generosity of the people in our province