About Our Oncology Department
Groves Memorial Community Hospital Oncology Clinic - Fergus
Operating as a satellite site for the Grand River Regional Cancer Clinic (GRRCC), the Fergus site provides systemic therapy (chemotherapy/biotherapy) and supportive treatments for patients living in Wellington and Grey Counties. This allows some patients to receive their cancer treatment closer to home. Patients are initially assessed at GRRCC and then referred back to the Fegus site.
We're Here To Care
We're Here To Care
We have a team of dedicated and specially trained physicians, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who work closely with the Grand River Regional Cancer Clinic to provide the appropriate treatments for our patients. We also have lab technicians, a registered dietitian, diabetic education and social work available. We are here to help:
Eliminate the anxiety of receiving treatment in an unfamiliar setting
Reduce the time and expense of travel
Providing the chance to develop close relationships and a support system with local residents
GRRCC train our nursing, pharmacy, housekeeping, maintenance, and receiving department staff annually how to receive chemotherapy agents, how to clean up chemotherapy spills, and how to dispose of chemotherapy agents.
Hours and Info
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm
We are located in Groves Memorial Community Hospital in the Oncology Department on the main level.
Parking is free. Come in the Main Entrance and Register at the Registration desk and they will guide you to the Oncology Department.
Treatment times can range from 1 to 8 hours, depending on the type of therapy that you are receiving and the bloodwork required etc.
We have drinks and snacks available for you, but if you know that you have a long treatment, please bring a bagged lunch.
Most chemotherapy agents and cancer medications can be given at the Mount Forest site. There are some exceptions where part of the treatment must be done in Kitchener.
What to Bring
Before you leave home, please bring the following:
Your Ontario Health or OHIP card
All of your medicines, including over-the-counter medication, vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements – please bring the original bottles or containers.
A list of questions you would like to ask .
Name, address and phone number of your Family Doctor and pharmacy
Group and policy numbers or your drug card for your drug insurance plan
A bagged lunch or snacks if your treatment is long.
Eyeglasses and hearing aid(s) if you use them
A family member or friend, medical power of attorney in person, or contact information, if the patient cannot make decisions for him/herself
Managing symptoms, side effects and well being: many people living with cancer experience nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms and side effects from their treatment or disease. Patient Guides are available from Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) that provide information about maintaining your well-being as well as:
Information on how to recognize symptoms and side effects
What you can do to manage symptoms and side effects at home
When to call your Oncology team.
For more information, please contact:
Care Chart Afterhours Clinic: 1-877-681-3057
Grand River Cancer Clinic: 519-749-4300