Cancer patients in the High River area now have access to a larger space and new treatment areas.
The High River Community Cancer Clinic is newly renovated and expanded. At 2,400 square feet it is six times its original size.
The project is the result of community efforts by the High River District Health Care Foundation, supported by the Rotary Club of High River, which raised $1.6 million dollars to start the improvements earlier this year.
The High River Community Cancer Clinic has been operating since 1998 as a satellite clinic to Calgary’s Tom Baker Cancer Centre, providing cancer care to southern Albertans in and around High River.
The clinic provides approximately 160 treatments per month, including chemotherapy, symptom management, transfusions, monitoring blood levels, followup visits and IV fluids.
It provides six treatment chairs, a designated exam room, medication room, nutrition centre, private space for physician consultations with patients and families, dedicated office space, and private washrooms for patients. The facility is expandable to meet future needs.