Posted: May 17, 2024


J. Wesley Graham Patient & Family Resource Centre Grand Re-Opening

Closed during the pandemic, the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre Resource Library connects patients to the materials they need.

May 17, 2024 – Kitchener, ON – In partnership with the Grand River Hospital Foundation and the Kitchener Public Library, Grand River Hospital is proud to announce the grand re-opening of the J. Wesley Graham Patient and Family Resource Centre. This resource centre has been curated to provide Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program patients, families, and care partners with information on cancer, treatment and community support services.

The resource centre is a true Hospital and Library partnership. A co-branded library card provided at sign up gives patients and other resource centre patrons access not only to the in-hospital collection, but to all Kitchener Public Library resources. New features to be revealed at the re-opening include a community artists wall, counselling space, and smart TV. Services through the Library and resource centre include: access to consumer health databases, digital audiobooks and magazines, e-books, plus streaming music and videos. These materials focus on strategies to help patients deal with a cancer diagnosis such as healthy eating, smoking cessation, exercise, yoga and meditation. Access to this resource centre is available to the entire region regardless of where patients receive their care.

The community is invited to attend a grand re-opening, which will feature talks from Hospital leaders, volunteers and patients, as well as tours of the resource centre, and chemo and radiation suites. All are welcome to this FREE event.

Date: Tuesday, May 21 Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Location: Grand River Regional Cancer Centre’s main floor (3rd Floor, Grand River Hospital)

Registration: None – this is a FREE, open public event

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Media Contact

Victoria Ott, Integrated Director, Strategic Engagement

Grand River Hospital & St. Mary’s General Hospital | 519-588-4687

Kerri Hutchinson (she/her), Manager, Marketing and Communications

Kitchener Public Library

85 Queen St. N., Kitchener, ON

519-743-0271 ext. 227

TTY: 1-877-614-4832

About Grand River Hospital

Grand River Hospital is building a world-class health system for all in the communities we serve. One of Ontario’s largest community teaching hospitals, we’re delivering exceptional, patient-focused quality care by a team of dedicated healthcare workers and volunteers. Located in one of the province’s most diverse and rapidly growing regions, we provide services and support to more than 840,000 residents of Waterloo Region and Guelph Wellington at our two campuses (KW and Freeport) and satellite locations. Driven by innovation, we’re proud of our partnerships and collaborations with health system partners, our region’s academic and innovation communities, and diverse community partners. | Twitter and Instagram @grhospitalkw | YouTube: griverhosp | Facebook and Linkedin: Grand River Hospital

About Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program

The Waterloo Wellington Regional Cancer Program (WWRCP) is a network of healthcare professionals and hospitals that provide cancer care across Waterloo Region, Wellington Country and the southern portion of Grey Country. Find out more at