A Full Service Community Chemotherapy Centre is located in a general community hospital and delivers outpatient oral and parenteral cancer chemotherapy as well as provides medical and nursing support for cancer patients.
The Centre is typically staffed with community physicians who are general oncologists, internists, General Practitioners in Oncology (GPO), chemotherapy-certified oncology nurses, oncology-experienced pharmacists and pharmacy staff. Referring physicians are required to complete a Communities Oncology Network referral for the transfer of care.
Staff is able to manage all types of out patient IV and oral chemotherapy protocols including first-cycle and trained in the care and management of central venous access devices.
Staff have read-only access to the BC Cancer Agency’s Cancer Agency Information System (CAIS).
The service hours may vary from Monday to Friday.