Sault Area Hospital
750 Great Northern Road,
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6B 0A8
The Algoma District Cancer Program (ADCP) provides care to adult patients (over age 18) diagnosed with cancer. It is staffed by an inter-disciplinary team consisting of medical and radiation oncologists, palliative care physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists, clinical dietitians, social workers, speech language pathology and access to a hospital chaplain.
The ADCP has an active clinical trials department with onsite studies available for patients who meet the qualifications for enrollment.
Oncology Outpatient Services
Outpatient oncology services offered on Level 1 include:
- Radiation treatment
- Pain and symptom management
- Transition (Well Follow Up) Clinic
- Patient and family education classrooms are located on Level 1
- Supportive Care Health Professionals - Social Work, Registered Dietitian, and Drug Reimbursement Specialist
- Palliative clinics (weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Referral: Patients are referred to the Radiation Oncologist or Palliative Care physician by a surgeon or family doctor
ADCP Radiation Treatment Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
ADCP Transition (Well Follow Up) Clinic Hours: 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Level 2 outpatient cancer clinic includes the examination rooms used by the medical and radiation oncologists, the offices of the ADCP Clinic RN’s and the chemotherapy suite. Patients scheduled for appointments with either the Radiation on Medical Oncologists, or in the chemotherapy suite will attend appointments on Level 2.
Outpatient oncology services offered on Level 2 include:
- Medical or Radiation Oncology consultation or follow up appointments
- Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
- Supportive therapies and infusions
- Patient or family education.
Referral: Patients are referred to a Medical or Radiation Oncologist by a surgeon or by their family doctor.
ADCP Clinic Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
ADCP Chemotherapy Suite Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. Monday through Friday
Contact: Receptionist - ext. 4450
Sault Area Hospital’s Specialty Pharmacy
750 Great Northern Road Suite F2005 (located off main lobby of hospital)
Sault Ste Marie, ON, P6B 0A8
Hours: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, closed for Lunch (12:30-1pm) and stat holidays
- Filling oral chemotherapy prescriptions for ADCP patients
- Filling supportive medications and other prescriptions for ADCP patients
- Specialized education sessions with patients on cancer medications
- Blister packing
- Delivery services
- Medication reviews with patients
Patients Living in the Algoma District
Patients traveling from St. Joseph Island and Thessalon, may be able to arrange specific treatments to be administered closer to home. Patients from Wawa, Blind River, Hornepayne or Elliot Lake may be able to arrange to have their treatment provided at their local health care facility (see separate sheets). Visits with the Medical Oncologist at the clinic will be required at specific intervals and can be arranged via Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) for patients living in the Algoma District.
A program for hotel accommodations is available for patients attending appointments or receiving treatment requiring overnight stay in Sault Ste Marie. This program can be accessed by patients by contacting an ADCP Social Worker at 705-759-3434 ext 4450.
Oncology patients are admitted to a bed in the Medical program of Sault Area Hospital. Care is provided under the direction of the patient’s family physician or hospitalist program.
Referral: Oncologists, physicians
Palliative Care is available to patients and their families who are facing progressive life-threatening illness and who are no longer responsive to cure-oriented therapies. The focus of care is comfort and enhanced quality of life through active symptom control (physical, emotional and spiritual). Family participation in patient care is encouraged and visiting hours are flexible. Patients are admitted to a palliative care bed located in the Medical Program of Sault Area Hospital. Inpatient palliative care is provided by the patient’s family physician or by the palliative care physician.
For: 24-hour specialized nursing care and family support
Referral: Family physicians, medical specialists
• Look Good Feel Better
This is a national non-profit program sponsored by the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association. A free two-hour workshop run by trained volunteers is held in the hospital each month, where women learn about makeup tips and hair alternatives, and go home with a complimentary kit of cosmetics and personal care products.
Contact: Outpatient Clinic receptionist: ext. 4450
• Wellness Post Cancer Treatment Class
This is a monthly two-hour session that covers nutrition and exercise post treatment, when the focus should be on health and the prevention of disease recurrence. Classes are held by a Registered Dietician and a Registered Physiotherapist.
Contact: Outpatient Clinic receptionist: ext. 4450, or you may speak to your clinic nurse
- Fighting Fatigue: What Can You Do About It? For Cancer Patients & Caregivers
This is an interactive information session, led by the Supportive Care Program to discuss cancer related fatigue. This information session is available by videoconference (Ontario Telehealth Network) at the Algoma District Cancer Program. Pre-registration is required by contacting Northeast Cancer Center. An ADCP Social Worker will be available to discuss any concerns with patients after the session.
Contact: Northeast Cancer Centre 1-877-228-1822 ext. 2175 for dates and registration. Registered participants will be contacted by ADCP with the room location once attendance has been confirmed
- Breast Cancer Information Session
This is an interactive session lead by the Supportive Care Program. Topics included in the session include lymphedema, sexuality, genetics, breast prosthetics, hair loss, support resources, drug coverage and talking to kids about cancer and will include an opportunity for questions and answers. This information session is available by videoconferencing (Ontario Telehealth Network) at the Algoma District Cancer Program.
Contact: Northeast Cancer Centre 1-877-228-1822 ext. 2175 for dates and registration. Registered participants will be contacted by ADCP with the room location once attendance has been confirmed. An ADCP Social Worker will be available after the session to discuss any concerns with patients.