Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) satellite clinic
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.
For more information, this link will take you to the POGO website. Clarky’s Kids
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.