Located on the third floor of the Vancouver Island Centre is the Alex & Jo Campbell Patient & Family Support Centre.
Built with funding support from the BC Cancer Foundation and the generosity of Vancouver Island residents, this Centre provides a unique meeting place for patients, family members and other supporters.
This beautiful space includes an extensive Library dedicated to cancer specific publications as well as current information about community resources. Resources for children and teens as well as a small exchange library of recreational reading are other features which may interest you.
A professional librarian, as well as trained peer navigators, will answer your questions and help you find the resources you need.
The Support Centre is also the place to access supportive care programs, including Nutrition, Patient & Family Counselling, and education programs offered by our multi-disciplinary teams. Some programs offered within the Centre on a regular basis include:
- Weekly Relaxation Classes
- Therapeutic Touch Clinics
- Support Centres
- Individual, couple & family counselling
- Restorative yoga
- Chemotherapy education
The Support Centre was created as a place for patients for patients and their supporters to be able to sit quietly, relax or connect informally with others. We invite you to come up to the third floor and take advantage of YOUR Support Centre. Sip some herbal tea, enjoy the fireplace in winter, read, work on your laptop...or make some progress on our ever-changing puzzle.
It's here for you...and it is our hope that you will enjoy and benefit from this space and our services.