MLA Stephanie Cadiex

VIDEO: Fraser Valley cancer centre gets $7.4-million expansion

Funding will allow for 4,300 more chemotherapy patients each year

All patients being treated at the BC Cancer Agency Fraser Valley Centre will finally be under one roof, thanks to a $7.4-million expansion announced Monday.

The centre, located at Surrey Memorial Hospital, will increase its chemotherapy treatment chair capacity by 28 per cent with the addition of nine new chairs, allowing 4,300 new patients to receive treatment there each year.

Additional ambulatory clinic space, where patients consult with doctors, will provide 13,000 more patient visits.

Currently, some of those patients are treated in separate trailers on on the north side of the street. With the expansion, all patients will be able to be treated in the hospital’s main oncology wing.

“We’re doing a renovation and an expansion which will allow us to increase the number of patients that we see from the current number of around 56 per day to around 78 patients per day,” said Dr. Gary Pansegrau, the regional medical director of the BC Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre.

“We will be having a renovation of our pharmacy space which will allow us to mix and deliver complex chemotherapy treatments and also offer new and cutting edge treatment.”

The centre treats 10,000 patients each year. The B.C. government is contributing $6.4 million to the project, while the BC Cancer Foundation is committing to fundraising $1 million.



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


Just Posted

VIDEO: balloons and games and music at Basic for Babies in Langley

Event helps Food Bank stock supplies for infants

#MeToo at work: Employers play a role in fixing culture of harassment

B.C. workplaces are getting ahead of being the next MeToo debacle, calling on experts to train staff

B.C.’s best junior curlers ready to rock in Langley

Langley Curling Centre hosts 2018 Boston Pizza BC junior curling championships Dec. 18 to 23

Van fire sends plume of black smoke into sky above Willowbrook

Vehicle a charred shell in fire that slowed Friday commute home

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Kamloops RCMP warning public to stay away from unfolding domestic dispute

The public is being asked to avoid Sabiston Creek Road off of the highway

Owl found dead after eating rat poison leaves B.C. woman concerned

After finding the owl on her Surrey property, Christine Trozzo says the poison is a concern for kids

Change to CPP death benefit panned as insufficient to cover funeral costs

Funeral Services Association of Canada lobbied governments to raise the value to $3,580

B.C. woman brain injured in crash as a baby gets $1.1 million in damages

Trial heard the woman was 16 months old, being carried by her mother when they were both hit

Family Christmas fun at Aldergrove’s Loft Country farm

The Loft Country children’s horse camp in Aldergrove is celebrating Christmas in a new way this year

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Most Read