New Cancer Clinic To Cut Wait Times In Ottawa

    McGuinty Government Makes It Easier For Patients To Get Care

    OTTAWA, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - Families in the Ottawa area will soon get faster
cancer treatment thanks to a new Cancer Clinic at Queensway Carleton Hospital.
    Premier Dalton McGuinty joined staff, doctors and volunteers at the
clinic's official groundbreaking today. The clinic will house new radiation
services, supportive therapy and outpatient care.
    "We all know someone whose life has been touched by this devastating
disease and they deserve the best care we can provide," said Premier Dalton
McGuinty. "This expansion means more patients in the Ottawa region will be
able to get that care when and where they need it."
    Ontario is investing $82.5 million in the expansion. The project is part
of The Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Program, which will expand radiation
and cancer support services at both <a href="">The Ottawa Hospital</a>
and <a href="">Queensway Carleton Hospital</a>.
    "This project means so much to our community and I'm proud to be a part
of it," said Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Jim Watson. "Together, we're taking a big
step towards achieving our goal of opening a new cancer centre by next year."
    Wait times for cancer surgeries in Ottawa are down 25 per cent compared
to 2003. More than 100 full-time nursing positions have been created at
hospitals in the Ottawa area in the past year.
    Find out about <a href="">medical wait times</a> in your community. Learn how Ontario 
is <a href="!ut/p/.cmd/cs/.ce/7_0_A/.s/7_0_252/_s.7_0_A/7^M
_0_252/_l/en?docid=STEL01_105130">getting results for patients</a>.

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