GBHS To Begin Cancer Unit Renovations

Grey Bruce Health Services President and C.E.O Lance Thurston (Photo by Kirk Scott)

Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound will begin major renovations to its cancer care unit next month.

The $2-million upgrade will take about six months and increase the space for cancer care by about 40 per cent.

Hospital CEO Lance Thurston says the changes anticipate a big increase in the number of cancer patients in the coming years.

The project is funded through the Grey Bruce Health Services $11.4-million fund-raising campaign.

To date the campaign has raised $10-million in a little over a year.

“So this is going to provide an expansion in floors pace which is going to enable us to have lots more privacy, lots more elbowroom, a much more comfortable space for the patients, for their families, more room for the physicians,” says Thurston.