J. Wesley Graham Patient and Family Resource Centre
Have questions? We have answers!
Welcome to all Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program patients and their families. Please enjoy a public library right within the hospital’s regional cancer centre. The resource centre offers information on a wide number of topics, with information tailored to your care needs.
Where can I find the resource centre?
The resource centre is on the main floor (3rd Floor) of Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (Balsillie building), between the main entrance and radiation therapy check-in desk.
Hours & Contact Information
Hours: Open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays).
Phone: 519-749-4300 ext. 5453
Please call ahead if you are making a special trip to the resource centre.
*Note that the resource centre is currently CLOSED due to COVID-19
Who can use the resource centre?
- Any new, current or past patient
- Friends or family members of patients
- Care partners
Anyone can get a Kitchener Public Library card for free when they come to the resource centre.
Local residents with active library cards from Kitchener, Waterloo, Region of Waterloo, and Cambridge are also welcome to use the resource centre.
How can the resource centre help me?
The resource centre offers cancer patients and their care partners information on their cancer and treatment. Information is available using paper, books, websites or ipads.
What can you find in the resource centre?
- Books (fiction, non-fiction)
- Cancer related books (community support, nutrition, symptoms, coping, spirituality)
- A computer
- Free WIFI (internet access)
- Downloadable books, magazines, music
- Comfortable seating to relax
*A Pathfinder is a list of information about a cancer topic. The list contains websites, links and other sources of credible information.
Visit Kitchener Public Library's website (opens in a new tab) for more about the resource centre's collections.
We thank the patient and family advisory council of GRH’s cancer program for their advocacy in support of the resource centre partnership, and generous community donors to Grand River Hospital Foundation (opens in a new window) for their financial assistance.
Wayne Buchholtz: life-long volunteer dedicated to helping othersFebruary 23, 2018
Life-long volunteer, Wayne Buchholtz, finds great pride and joy working in the newly renovated J. Wesley Graham Patient and Family Resource Centre. Located in GRH’s regional cancer centre, the resource centre provides patients and their families with access to information and other resources regarding their illness and treatment.
Aimee Jeffrey: new partnership brings exceptional resources and service to regional cancer centreFebruary 13, 2018
Patients now benefit from the newly renovated J. Wesley Graham Patient and Family Resource Centre. In partnership with the Kitchener Public Library the resource centre, located on the third floor of GRH’s regional cancer centre, provides access to books, movies, Kitchener Public Library online resources, computers and iPads, and “Ask an Expert” drop-in sessions.