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May 17, 2019

Ontario government invests in stem cell treatment in Hamilton

Today, the Ontario government, represented by Donna Skelly, MPP Flamborough-Glanbrook announced an investment of $25 million to expand the stem cell transplantation unit at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre – one of only three full-service stem cell transplant programs in Ontario.

This investment will support:

  • A new 15-bed inpatient unit for patients undergoing stem cell transplants and other complex malignant hematology cancer treatments;
  • Expanded oncology day services, including 11 additional treatment bays and a renovated pharmacy to support the growth of the expanded stem cell transplant program; and,
  • Upgraded electrical and emergency generator systems to handle the increase in power load from the expanded stem cell transplant program.

“Hamilton Health Sciences thanks the Government of Ontario for this investment to increase access to life-saving, cancer care and stem-cell transplants for the people of Ontario. The expansion of our full service stem cell transplant program, one of only three in Ontario, builds on the proud history of cancer treatment that continues to evolve in Hamilton. Our expanded facility will include a new, state-of-the-art suite with 15 additional inpatient rooms and five new outpatient rooms, allowing us to provide care for more patients every year and to advance our abilities to provide new therapies,” said Rob MacIsaac, president & chief executive officer, HHS.

Construction is underway, with the expanded unit opening its doors to patients in 2020.

Read more on the Government of Ontario’s website.