Grand River Hospital's (GRH) oncology program consists of the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (GRRCC) and inpatient oncology.
The GRRCC is located in the Balsillie Family Building, next to GRH’s KW Campus at 835 King Street West in Kitchener. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
We are a full service cancer treatment and research centre. Our specialized areas of care include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, supportive care, inpatient oncology and palliative care.
Our KW Campus has several parking options for you depending on the length of your cancer treatment and/or hospital stay. Click here to view our various parking options.
If you’re a patient and would like to make an appointment change or need to contact a member of your health care team, please call us at 519-749-4380.
If you have a medical emergency after 4 pm, on a weekend or on a holiday, please go directly to the emergency department at Grand River Hospital or to your local hospital.
Patient and Family Advisory Council
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The inpatient oncology unit is located on the sixth floor of Grand River Hospital’s KW Campus (with access to the cancer centre).
Patients sometimes need to be admitted to the inpatient oncology unit for their cancer treatment or because of the side effects related to their treatment or cancer. The length of stay will depend on the needs of each patient.
The inpatient oncology unit has a team of health care professionals including physicians, specialized oncology nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, CCAC workers, dietitians, a spiritual care provider and clerical support.
Treatment closer to home
Community cancer clinics across the region allow patients to receive some of their care (which may include chemotherapy) closer to home. Find out if there is a location near you.
You can reach the inpatient oncology unit by calling 519-749-4300, extension 2175.
Cathy McEwan: providing support in the Health Care Centre Pharmacy for a quarter centuryNovember 18, 2016
Cathy McEwan has had a first-hand view of patients’ changing needs through her work at GRH’s retail pharmacy.
GRH celebrates Medical Radiation Sciences Week (MRS): November 7th to 11thNovember 7, 2016
If you’re among the 150,000 patients every year having a medical image at GRH or undergoing radiation therapy for cancer care, you’ll encounter our fine people working in medical radiation sciences.
Ontario Improving Cancer Care for Waterloo Region Patients: New Technology Will Increase Access to Care, Reduce Wait TimesNovember 4, 2016
News release by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Ontario is improving cancer care for patients and families in the Waterloo Region, with new enhancements at the Grand River Hospital that will increase access and reduce wait times for cancer-fighting treatments.
GRH’s retail pharmacy expands to offer more convenient service for cancer patientsOctober 21, 2016
Patients at Grand River Hospital’s Regional Cancer Centre have a more convenient option to pick up prescriptions. GRH has completed an expansion to the Health Care Centre Pharmacy, the hospital’s retail pharmacy service.
Five reasons why you should get screened for early signs of breast cancerOctober 3, 2016
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program, in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario, is inviting eligible women to "Just Book It" by scheduling their mammogram appointments.
Discount parking available
GRH offers discount parking for patients and families who may have longer stays in the hospital.Find out more about parking discounts.