The cancer journey can be difficult not only physically but emotionally as well. The Ottawa Hospital provides incredible care for our patients and their families when it comes to ensuring their mental well being. That's why today, we are proud to partner with Bell Let's Talk Day to promote the importance of mental health.
Our Psychosocial Oncology Program was established to provide the support our patients need to help them cope with the many challenges associated with cancer and its treatment.
Last year alone, there were 96,040 visits to our psychosocial oncology program. This program offers one-on-one sessions and group therapy sessions. Mental health support is not only emotional care but also counselling on loss of income, nutritional assessments and support groups.
We are always striving to not only find new treatments for our cancer patients but also the best ways to provide mental care. It's community support, which continues to make us the best at what we do. We have many other priorities to ensure optimal care for our patients, including clinical trials. You can have an impact today.