The Medicine / Inpatient Oncology Unit serves two different patient populations: patients who have acute medical conditions and patients with cancer from initial diagnosis and treatment to meeting end of life care needs.
It is the goal of the interdisciplinary team to offer family-centred care that adheres to best practices in acute medicine and oncological care. On admission to the unit, the care team will facilitate assessment, diagnosis and development of an individualized treatment plan.
Patients admitted to the hospital with an acute medical or oncological-related diagnosis are transferred to 3 East, Building A, including those from the Markham (Emergency Department or Oncology Clinic) and Uxbridge sites.
The interprofessional team that will be part of the circle of care for all patients and their families consists of physicians (general internal medicine and oncologists), physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, therapy assistants, speech language pathologist, social workers, patient flow coordinator, pharmacists, and LHIN home and community care coordinator.