Gynecology and Palliative Care Clinics among first spaces to be transformed at The Princess Margaret


(The new Gynecologic Oncology Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre consolidated three dark, outdated clinics into one bright, new space. Photo Credit: Melissa Wu, PMCF)

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world. And soon, the physical environment will better reflect the world-class treatment and care patients receive.

The multi-phase Space Transformation Project aims to modernize the Cancer Centre and optimize existing space to support the anticipated growth and focus on improving care and the patient experience. It will also allow our cancer experts to advance translational research and conduct more groundbreaking clinical trials where patients are our partners.

(A look inside the new Gynecology Clinic. Photo Credit: Melissa Wu, PMCF)

With the project beginning just over a year ago, some remarkable changes are already being seen, including the opening of a new Gynecologic Oncology Clinic.  Now located on the fifth floor of the Cancer Centre, the clinic consolidates three spaces into one. With the previous gynecology clinics being dark and outdated, this new space is a long overdue change that will have a huge impact on patient care. 

(A look at the newly opened Warren-Connelly Palliative Care Clinic. Photo Credit: Melissa Wu, PMCF)

The Warren-Connelly Palliative Care Clinic is also now open on the fifth floor, which provides more space and resources to better meet the needs of patients receiving palliative care, and their families. 

Prior to the opening, the Palliative Care Clinic had to borrow space from other clinics in the Cancer Centre, which was not optimal for patient care. 

(Inside the new Warren-Connelly Palliative Care Clinic. Photo Credit: Melissa Wu, PMCF)

“We built a clinic that meets the types of appointments or types of consultations needed. Not all of our rooms are standard exam rooms,” said Sabrina Bennett, Nurse Manager at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, following the official opening.

The new clinic includes spaces that are more conducive and comfortable for a wide range of conversations to be had and a space for patients to be treated in an environment tailored to supportive care. 

Improvements are also underway on the Outpatient Pharmacy and Blood Collection Centre, which are being expanded and re-organized to accommodate current and future patient growth.

(An artist rendering of the vision for the Murray Street entrance.)

With a goal to convey an atmosphere of care and excellence the moment someone walks through the door, the entrances at both University Avenue and Murray Street will also include significant visual and accessible upgrades, making the first impression a warm and welcome one.

(An artist rendering of the new spacious and inviting main floor lobby.)

Inside, enhancements will be made to the main floor lobby, including opening up the narrow corridor between the entrances to alleviate congestion and confusion. New art and warm lighting will also be added, along with comfortable new patient lounges.  

(This artist rendering shows what the newly transformed Digitally Enabled Hub will look like and how it will allow visitors to learn about news and upcoming events.)

Other spaces to be transformed include the Patient Library and Magic Castle, as well as an addition of a Digitally Enabled Hub located in the new Foundation space that will allow visitors to learn of upcoming events and news at the Cancer Centre. 

With a goal of $50 million, the campaign wouldn’t be possible without the support of donors. Learn more about the transformation here and DONATE TODAY.