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The Pediatric Oncology team tours the nearly complete clinic

Pediatric Cancer Care Gets an Upgrade

McMaster Children’s Hospital will soon be home to a long-awaited update on a very important clinic. With the upgrade expected to be complete soon, the team members are excited to see their new home.
“Beyond aesthetics, the expanded space will optimize the footprint of the clinic and enhance the flow of care.”

As of this writing, renovations to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at McMaster Children’s Hospital are nearing completion and the upgraded space is expected to open in the early spring of 2022.

The expanded clinic, which was funded through the generosity of donors, will feature distinct new areas to enhance the patient and family experience.

“I’m excited about the dedicated teen room, which will be a new space where teens can meet separately from the main clinic area,” says Berta da Costa-Andre, Project Manager of Capital Development. “There will also be a new consultation area where team members can meet with patients and families privately when needed.”

This expansion, which has been years in the making, was undertaken with valuable input from patients and families throughout the process.

“The goal is to have a more comfortable environment for patients, families and staff,” says Krista Binnington, Clinical Manager of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. “Beyond aesthetics, the expanded space will optimize the footprint of the clinic and enhance the flow of care.”

When the upgraded clinic opens its doors for the first time, patients and families will benefit from a larger, brighter and more ergonomic space that was designed with their needs in mind.

Dr. Carol Portwine shares her colleagues’ excitement about the grand opening: “This is a wonderful opportunity to have our patients be treated in a fresh new space to call our own – a space that we can all be proud of.”

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