doctor fullGrey Bruce Health Services’ (GBHS) fully renovated Cancer Centre at the Owen Sound Regional Hospital will open tomorrow, March 22. With an official opening planned for May, three oncologists have now moved to the fifth floor and will be seeing patients in the new Centre.

This renovation is a key component of The Hospital Campaign, an $11.4 million fundraising initiative focused on improving cancer care services for patients throughout Grey Bruce, including Saugeen Shores, and upgrading equipment and facilities at all six GBHS hospitals.

Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation Executive Director, Sally Kidson, said that of the original $750,000 targeted as their share of the regional Cancer Centre, $430,000 has been forwarded to GBHS. “To date we have paid $180,000 to the IR [Interventional Radiology] Suite and $250,000 for the CT Scanner,” wrote Kidson an email to The Hub.

Bob McDowall, who recently stepped down as Chair of the GBHS Board of Directors due to cancer, said the service is important to communities in Grey and Bruce. “This much needed renovation was made possible by generous donations to The Hospital Campaign, and through the hard work of our five foundations, auxiliaries and many dedicated volunteer fundraisers.”