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Patient Care - Oncology


A multidisciplinary team to provide the highest quality of care, closer to home, for patients and their families living with cancer. To provide a compassionate environment, always acknowledging their dignity as physical, psychological and spiritual beings.

The Chemotherapy department serves the Comox Valley and, on occasion, patients from as far away as Port Alberni and Port Hardy. Staffed with chemotherapy certified nurses, this department treats close to 1,500 patients annually.

Two internal medicine physicians care for the adult population whilst two paediatricians care for children and young adults under the auspices of B.C. Children's Hospital. Oncologists, radiation oncologists and professionals from BC Children's Hospital and B.C cancer agencies in Victoria, Vancouver and the lower mainland form a professional extension of the main agencies.

Download our Oncology Resource Brochure (PDF) or visit our department for information you may not have found on this site or contact a chemotherapy certified R.N. by calling us at (250) 339-1466.


Vanessa Grieve, Clinical Leader Chemotherapy/Outpatients (250) 339-1466

Dr. Trace Thomas, Internist (250) 339-9500 FAX (250) 339-9535

Dr. Rick Engman, Internist (250) 339-6222 FAX (250) 339- 6514

Linda Parkinson, Pharmacist (250) 339-1481 FAX (250) 339- 1482

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