By Adam Reaburn
Northern Health showed of its plan to help Cancer patients in
The plan has been in development over the last three years with the help of Doctor Ronald Chapman and various community consultation meetings. The goal of the new plan is to make treatment of cancer in
Northern Health has implemented several new programs and strategies to help make the process of getting treatment easier and faster. One of the new innovations is telemedicine. Telemedicine allows the patient to stay in his or her own community and still be able to consult with a doctor or another member of the Northern Health team.
With the new Cancer Centre currently being built in
Northern Health admits local patients will go where they have family support and they hope the new Centre in
According to Dr. Chapman, patients and physicians are pleased with the new strategy.
Northern Health hosted several Cancer Control Workshops in September of 2009. During those workshops local residents were given the opportunity to provide input on this strategy.
Officials with Northern Health hope to have the entire plan implemented by the time the Cancer Centre opens in