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The Walker Family Cancer Centre is built on more than a quarter century of quality care and treatment provided to cancer patients in the Niagara Region by our dedicated team.

Walker Family Cancer Centre

Since 2013 the Walker Family Cancer Centre (WFCC) has been committed to providing compassionate cancer care close to home for patients and families of the Niagara Region.

As part of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program, we strive to deliver high quality patient-centred care by:

  • Incorporating the patient’s voice into decisions made at all levels of cancer care to ensure the best possible experience.
  • Recognizing the person as a whole and supporting the physical, emotional and social needs of the patient and their loved ones throughout the cancer journey.
  • Working together with community partners to ensure access to supportive resources and foster transitions in care.

The Walker Family Cancer Centre provides specialized inpatient and outpatient cancer care services including:

  • Systemic Therapy (Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy)
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Supportive Care
  • Urgent Response
  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Clinical Trials
  • Lung Diagnostic Assessment Program (LDAP)
  • Prostate Diagnostic Assessment Program (PDAP)

Patients are our focus

Patient and family advisors from local, regional and provincial levels work together with us to enhance the patient experience.

Journeys with compassion

Patient-centred care is provided by our interdisciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, specialized nurses, radiation therapists, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists and others. We ensure that patients’ physical and emotional needs are met through the delivery of their own personalized treatment plan.

Pathways to Excellence

Our program has a longstanding relationship with Cancer Care Ontario and the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program. This partnership ensures comprehensive, integrated cancer care services are accessible locally to the people of Niagara. Our program works together with a number of community and system partners including:

  • Ontario Breast Screening Program
  • Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB LHIN) – Home and Community Care
  • Canadian Cancer Society – Niagara Unit
  • Wellspring Niagara
  • Hospice Niagara
  • McNally House Hospice
  • HNHB Regional Palliative Care Network
  • Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
  • Clinical trials organizations such as National Cancer Institute of Canada
  • Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers (Grimsby & West Lincoln)

Centre highlights include:

  • 67,000 square feet of quality patient-centred care, enhancing the treatment and quality of life for cancer patients and their families.
  • State-of-the-art radiation treatment suites.
  • Chemotherapy treatment area with floor-to-ceiling windows and a welcoming home-like environment.
  • Specialized infusion rooms for patients who require isolation for infection prevention and control purposes.
  • A healing garden and many green features.

Phone numbers

Walker Family Cancer Centre
905-682-6451

After-hours symptom management
CAREchart@home 1-877-681-3057

Location and Parking

The Walker Family Cancer Centre is adjacent to the main public entrance of the Niagara Health St. Catharines Site hospital.

Paid parking is available in lot A and B located at the front of the hospital, accessible from First Street Louth.

Find parking and accessibility information on our website.

Helpful Links 

Canadian Cancer Society Wellspring Niagara - A Lifeline to Cancer Support Cancer Care Ontario

Niagara Health System