Our cancer care system

Our cancer care system is made up of organizations and people that work together to plan and provide cancer care across our region. They strive to deliver safe, high-quality cancer care and improve the patient and family experience.

Regional programs

The South East Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality of cancer care in our region, and provides programs and services that help patients and families navigate their cancer journey across multiple settings and healthcare providers. The South East Regional Cancer Program is affiliated with CCO. CCO is responsible for planning and improving cancer care in Ontario. 

The South East Regional Cancer Program works in cooperation with the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). The LHIN is responsible for planning and improving all types of healthcare in our region.

Hospitals

Hospitals provide a full range of care for cancer patients and families, including cancer screening, cancer treatment, relief for cancer symptoms and side effects, and emotional and social support. Our regional hospitals include: 

  • Brockville General Hospital
  • Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • Kingston General Hospital
  • Lennox & Addington County General Hospital
  • Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital
  • Quinte Health Care 

Community Care Access Centre

The South East Community Care Access Centre provides care at home for patients. 

Public health units

Public health units offer programs and support to help you live a healthier lifestyle and prevent cancer. Our regional public health units include: 

  • Hastings & Prince Edward Counties Health Unit

  • Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health

  • Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Public Health Unit

Community organizations and support groups

A variety of community organizations provide services and support to cancer patients and families. The Canadian Cancer Society offers many community services.  It also offers a Community Services Locator that can help you find services, support, equipment and supplies close to home.

Primary care providers

Primary care providers, such as family doctors and nurse practitioners, are usually the first point of contact for patients in our cancer care system.  Primary care providers help you monitor and manage your health. They also provide follow up care for cancer patients who have finished treatment.

You can learn more about our region’s cancer care organizations and the services they offer by using the navigation on the right side of the page.

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