The New BC Children’s Hospital Series – Level 7: Children’s Cancer Centre
We hope you‘ve been following our blog series about the Emergency and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in the new BC Children’s Hospital. In this final part of the series, we will highlight the Children’s Cancer Centre located on Level 7 of the new hospital.
In 2013 children and teens made 9,200 visits to the Oncology, Hematology and Hemophilia Clinics, which are spread across three floors in the old BC Children’s Hospital. The great thing about the new hospital is that these three floors will all be located on one floor – in the Children’s Cancer Centre.
The Children’s Cancer Centre will be 2,300-net-square-metres with 27 inpatient beds plus an outpatient day program. By providing all cancer care on one floor, complications from transferring immune-compromised children across the hospital will be reduced and families will have one central location to get all the care they need for their child. And located on the highest patient-care floor of the hospital, the Children’s Cancer Centre will keep these kids, who are among the sickest in the province, safe from the everyday germs brought in by the general public and hospital visitors to the lower levels.
Another great thing about the new Children’s Cancer Centre is that the family-friendly inpatient rooms will make it easier for parents to stay with their child throughout treatment. Each room will have a window, a bathroom and a sleeping space for parents. Amenities such as kitchens, laundry and a dedicated family lounge area will also be available.
Thanks for following our three part series highlighting some of the exciting changes coming to the new BC Children’s Hospital. To stay up-to-date on the progress of the new hospital you can follow BC Children's Hospital Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!