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Paediatric cancer care

Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) satellite clinic

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A young patient recieves his cancer treatment.POGO (Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) is the official source of advice to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care on pediatric cancer care.

The Provincial Paediatric Oncology Oncology Satellite Program works in partnership with chosen community hospital partners to provide aspects of a child’s cancer care in their own community.

In partnership with POGO, Sick Kids, Toronto and Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario, our clinic at Grand River Hospital provides specialized cancer care closer to home. The clinic offers a variety of services including maintenance chemotherapy, transfusions, medication administration and consultation.

The clinic is located in the A wing on the third floor of the KW Site, 835 King Street West in Kitchener.  This link will take you to a page with more information about the KW Site.

For more information, this link will take you to the POGO website

Clarky’s Kids
NHL player David Clarkson visits with a young patient.In support of children with cancer, the Kitchener Rangers have teamed up with former Ranger and current New Jersey Devil, David Clarkson, to launch a program called “Clarky’s Kids”. This program gives POGO satellite patients the opportunity to experience a Kitchener Rangers’ game and visit with players and coaches.

Donations and local events benefit the Grand River Hospital satellite clinic as well as the Paediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program (POFAP). POFAP assists local families by covering some of the costs associated with caring for a child with cancer during their treatment.
For more details on Clarky’s Kids, please contact Michelle Fortin of the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club at 519-576-3700 ext. 23, or email her at mfortin@kitchenerrangers.com

To make a donation to Clarky’s Kids, please contact the Grand River Hospital Foundation office at 519-749-4205.  This link will take you to the Grand River Hospital Foundation website.

For details on POFAP (Paediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program) please contact Susan Portner at 416-592-1232 ext. 236 or you can email her at sportner@pogo.ca
Young patients get a chance to see and touch the Stanley Cup.
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