Charlene Porter, Manager, Cancer and Supportive Care Services
25 Bay St, Antigonish, NS B2G 2G4
Phone: (902) 867-4436
Fax: (902) 863-1382
Lynn MacDonald, Nurse Consultant
Frances Chisholm, Nurse Consultant
- Cancer Support Clinic — Provides ongoing support and education to help individuals and families, who are living with a diagnosis of cancer, cope successfully with the challenges of the disease.
- Patient Navigator CCNS — Works in conjunction with the District Cancer Program to respond to requests from family physicians, community based specialists, health professionals, individuals and families, in order to facilitate cancer investigation, patient care and treatment services.
- Oncology Consultation Service — A medical oncology consultation clinic is held twice a week at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. This service provides individuals and families, from within our catchment area, accesses to specialist oncology care closer to home. Physician referral only.
- St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Palliative Care Program — Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team who provide consultative services to the counties of Antigonish, Guysborough, Richmond and parts of Inverness. This is a hospital based, scattered bed program, with outreach clinics in the community. 24 hr on call. Phone: (902) 867-4296 or 867-4436. Fax: (902) 863-1382
Bereavement services available to families of patients who were enrolled in the program. Twice a year St. Martha’s holds a “Time of Remembrance” service to remember those who have passed away at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Volunteers visit persons and families at home, in hospital as well as in Long Term facilities. Our volunteers also do bereavement follow up phone calls to families.