Located in Prince George, adjacent to the University Hospital of Northern BC, Centre for the North meets the needs of the residents of Northern BC. The new centre offers radiation therapy, systemic therapy and a full range of supportive services reducing the amount of travel that patients and families have to undertake when facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North has been providing cancer care services in partnership with the Northern Health Authority since November 1, 2012. Combining the closer to home strategy with the "Northern Way of Caring" helps all members of the team work towards the goal of patient centred care when providing and transitioning services.
The BC Cancer Agency Centre for the North provides a full range of cancer control services
Centre for the North was constructed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification standards.
Elements of the sustainable design include storm water management to reduce the building's impact on local sewer systems, a green roof to reduce the heat island effect of the building, secure bicycle storage and shower facilities to encourage staff to use alternative methods of transportation, interior and exterior lighting designed to minimized light pollution, and dust and dirt control during construction that minimized the impact of construction on the local sewer system and the surrounding neighbourhood. For more information on the sustainable design of Centre for the North, click here.
Centre for the North is operated by a P3 partnership between Johnson Controls, BC Cancer Agency, and Plenary Health.
The BC Cancer Agency contracted Plenary Health to design, build, finance and maintain the new facility for 30 years. For more information about the construction phase of the centre, which took place between summers of 2010 and 2012, please visit Plenary Health's Centre for the North PROJECT WEBSITE.