A Full Service Community Chemotherapy Centre is located in a general community hospital and delivers out patient 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 and/or General Practitioners in Oncology (GPO), graduates of the BC Cancer Agency's Family Practice Oncology Network Preceptorship Program, 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 care and management of central venous access devices.
Staff does not have access to the BC Cancer Agency’s Cancer Agency Information System (CAIS) unless specifically indicated.
The service is available from Monday to Friday.