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The new cancer centre at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital will bring radiation treatment closer to home for patients and families.

BC Cancer (Provincial Health Services Authority) in partnership with Island Health, is building a new cancer centre at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital to bring cancer care closer to home for patients and families facing cancer.

The provincial government has approved the business plan for the new BC Cancer centre at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital and the procurement process is now underway.

The new cancer centre is expected to provide space for:

  • Radiation therapy
  • An outpatient oncology ambulatory care unit with exam rooms and consult rooms
  • A CT simulator and PET/CT diagnostic scanner
  • Linear accelerator (LINAC) vaults to provide radiation treatment

In addition to constructing a new cancer centre, there will also be hospital upgrades, including the renovation and expansion of the existing Community Oncology Network clinic at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The upgraded clinic will increase chemotherapy capacity and include, treatment bays, consult rooms, a medication room and support space. The oncology pharmacy will be updated to current standards and feature more space.

The cancer centre is a part of the Province's 10-year B.C. cancer action plan, which outlines immediate steps to prevent, detect and treat cancers, delivering improved care for people facing cancer now while preparing for the growing needs of the future. 


The new cancer centre will be located at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.


The procurement process is underway. Construction expected to begin in 2025 and complete in 2028.

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