International Best Practices in Healthcare to Support New State-of-the-art Children's Cancer Hospital in Cairo



    Comprehensive Care International awarded two-year contract to bring
    185-bed hospital to full operating status

    TORONTO, April 25 /CNW/ - A new partnership between what will be the
largest free-standing paediatric oncology centre in the world, and the
Canadian healthcare management firm Comprehensive Care International (CCI),
will help ensure state-of-the-art medical treatment for children with cancer
in Egypt and across the Middle East.
    CCI President and CEO, Katherine Jones, today announced Children's Cancer
Hospital 57357's (CCH 57357's) selection of CCI as the vendor of choice to
bring its new facility to full operating status.
    "With construction of the facility almost complete," says Jones, "CCI's
role will be to structure a patient care system that meets international
standards. We'll achieve this through capacity building - a hands-on process
with local staff to transfer appropriate Canadian technology and experience.
We'll also build the capacity of hospital leadership to independently operate
the hospital as a centre of excellence after our consultancy is completed."
    The new hospital, which was built through the generosity of public
donations, will offer services in the areas of prevention, treatment,
education and research.

    Features of the new hospital include:

    
    -   185 beds with expansion capabilities to 350 beds;
    -   intensive care and bone marrow transplant units;
    -   a comprehensive surgery department able to conduct complicated tumour
        surgery such as neuro, micro, and ophthalmic surgery;
    -   a large outpatient facility able to accommodate 300 patients per day;
    -   multi speciality clinics such as pain, cardiology, dental and
        ophthalmology;
    -   the first specialized department of psychology, social work and
        psychiatry in Egypt for paediatric oncology patients;
    -   the first comprehensive physiotherapy department for oncology
        patients in Egypt;
    -   state of the art diagnostics and laboratory support; and
    -   a fully equipped radiotherapy department.
    

    "We believe that this partnership will make a real difference to the
quality of life and health of children throughout the Arab world," says
Colleen Geiger, Vice President of Projects at CCI. "In Egypt there are over
3,000 new malignant cases of cancer each year in children under the age of 15.
Of these, CCH 57357 expects to see 1,800 new cases at full capacity. The
transfer of healthcare technology and practices is especially relevant as a
means of improving survival rates, and establishing the potential for further
research and prevention programs within this area of the world."
    Specifically, CCI will bring CCH 57357 to full operating status and
promote long-term sustainability by establishing the hospital's clinical
program plan as well as providing consultancy in the areas of:

    
    -   governance and management structure;
    -   human resource requirements, policies and procedures;
    -   financial planning and financial reporting;
    -   quality management and quality improvement processes;
    -   academic sustainability; and
    -   information technology systems.
    

    ABOUT CCI

    Comprehensive Care International (CCI) is an international project
management firm specializing in comprehensive healthcare solutions. Serving
healthcare facilities in both domestic and global markets for over a decade,
its mission is to resolve complex healthcare issues and improve patient care
through an array of specialized expertise and services in population needs
assessment, clinical programming, staff education and training, and facility
services including: site selection, functional programming, interior and space
design, and equipment and furniture planning. www.ccihealth.com.




For further information:

For further information: Laura Macdonald, Director of Marketing and
Communications, Comprehensive Care International (CCI), (416) 531-5950 x 207,
lmacdonald@ccihealth.com

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