Ontario invests in Sunnybrook blood cancer facility

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ontario is investing in a new facility at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre that will provide specialized treatment for people suffering from blood cancers, such as leukemia.

The Complex Malignant Haematology (CMH) facility will make Sunnybrook the second hospital in the Greater Toronto Area – following Princess Margaret Cancer Care – to provide a full range of CMH services, including stem cell transplants.

In addition, Ontario is investing in renovating facilities at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the University Health Network’s Princess Margaret Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences and The Ottawa Hospital. It also will be expanding CritiCall Ontario, a 24-hour emergency consultation and referral service, that helps doctors caring for acute leukemia patients get better access to expert clinicians and services.

“With this investment, patients will have better access to timely service and state-of-the-art treatment, but most importantly, more patients will be able to receive stem cell transplants right here in Ontario,” said Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

Conceptual rendering courtesy of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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