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Unité d'oncologie pédiatrique Charles-Bruneau at CHUS

In June 2011, the Fondation Charles-Bruneau announced a major historic donation of $1 million to the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) for the refurbishment of its pediatric oncology unit.

The Unité d'oncologie pédiatrique Charles-Bruneau (Charles-Bruneau Pediatric Oncology Unit), created in partnership with the CHUS Foundation and inaugurated in March 2014, is located on the 7th floor of the CHUS - Hôpital Fleurimont.  The new unit provides greater access to pediatric oncology services in the Estrie and Centre-du-Québec regions and in part of the Montérégie region.

This major project made it possible to improve and adapt the treatment environment for children with cancer.  The new spaces offer a care environment that promotes well-being, tranquility, confidentiality and privacy among children and their families.

This project has therefore allowed the CHUS to:

  • Triple the area spanned by pediatric oncology spaces for children and their families;
  • Double the number of treatment chairs for children (from three to six);
  • Add an adapted puncture room;
  • Build three examination rooms, including one with a mirror window for teaching purposes;
  • Build a waiting room for children with a corner kitchenette;
  • Build a waiting room for adolescents;
  • Build a therapy area.

Some Statistics

Pediatric cancer in Sherbrooke and surrounding area…

  • Each year, 15 to 30 new cases are diagnosed at CHUS.
  • 80% of children treated at CHUS come from the Estrie region.
  • 15% of patients come from Centre-du-Québec and part of the Montérégie region.

Pediatric oncology care provided at CHUS in a year...

  • 714 visits to the pediatric chemotherapy centre
  • Close to 220 chemotherapy treatments are administered
  • Close to 100 children are followed up for cancer

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