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.
GRH's regional cancer centre hosts McMaster medical students for clinical examsJune 15, 2016
For the first time in its nine-year history, McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine Waterloo Regional Campus carried out the first-year OSCE, or objective structured clinical examination, at Grand River Hospital’s regional cancer centre the evening of Tuesday June 14th.
Kelly Cronin: supporting patients on the path to tobacco-free livingMay 30, 2016
More than 37,000 people die every year in Canada from tobacco-related illnesses, the equivalent of two planes crashing every week for a year. GRH registered nurse Kelly Cronin is giving patients the support they need to avoid joining that statistic.
Not an average person in this group: oncology clinic nurses win team award of excellenceMay 20, 2016
GRH’s oncology clinic nurses have won the hospital’s latest team award of excellence, marking their unrivaled patient care. The team provides care to more than 2,000 new patients every year in GRH’s regional cancer centre.
GRH genetic counsellor wins Genome Genius awardMay 16, 2016
GRH patients have counted on top-notch genetic counselling from Kathleen Buckley for years. And now Kathleen has bested 124 other genetic counselors from around the world to win the first Invitae Genome Genius award!
Dr. Mazin Al-Battran: compassionate mental health care during life-changing medical conditionsMay 6, 2016
A life-threatening illness or a life-changing chronic disease can also bring rise to mental health needs. Dr. Mazin Al-Battran supports patients with mental health needs in the hospital’s cancer, renal (kidney) and childbirth programs.
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.