Services for Rural Patients in Manitoba

Community Cancer Programs Network

The Community Cancer Programs Network (CCPN) is a provincial program of CancerCare Manitoba that works in partnership with the Regional Health Authorities. It enables patients living outside of Winnipeg to receive quality cancer care closer to home. The CCPN is comprised of 7 Regional Cancer Programs and 8 Community Cancer Programs (CCPs), the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre (WMCC), and the Community Cancer Resource & Support Program (CCRSP).

How it works

Many cancers can be treated safely in a regional or community site. Your Primary Care Provider or surgeon will refer you to a cancer specialist (oncologist) in Winnipeg. Your cancer specialist plans your treatment and together with you, decides on the best location for your care.

Regional and Community Cancer Programs and the Brandon WMCC are outpatient units that provide chemotherapy treatments and follow-up care, and are located within regional or community hospitals. You will be cared for by a team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other support staff who have received specialized training in oncology. Nurse Navigators are also strong members of the team and they are available in all regions. Cancer Navigation Services are free of charge to all residents living in Manitoba. Your cancer specialist maintains ongoing communication with the local team and retains overall responsibility of your care.

The Brandon WMCC represents an important partnership between CancerCare Manitoba and the Prairie Mountain Health region and also provides radiation therapy services as well as radiation oncology expertise.

A diagnosis of cancer can affect patients and families physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually and socially. The cancer journey is often complex and overwhelming. Cancer Navigation Services consist of Nurse Navigators and Psychosocial Oncology Clinicians who provide information and support for patients and families in a timely manner, helping reduce stress and anxiety.

Other services, such as cancer support groups, palliative care, nutritional counseling and volunteer drivers may be available as well. Please discuss your needs with the Regional and Community Cancer Program staff to ensure you are aware of all the resources available to you and your significant others, either locally or at CancerCare Manitoba.

CCP / WMCC / CCRSP Locations:

Boundary Trails CCP (Morden/Winkler - Boundary Trails Health Centre)

Western Manitoba Cancer Centre (Brandon)

Pinawa CCP (Pinawa Hospital)

Dauphin CCP (Dauphin Regional Health Centre)

Portage la Prairie CCP (Portage District General Hospital)

Deloraine CCP (Deloraine Health Centre)

Russell CCP (Russell District Health Centre)

Eriksdale CCRSP (Eriksdale Wellness Centre)

Selkirk CCP (Selkirk Regional Health Centre)

Flin Flon CCP (Flin Flon General Hospital)

Swan River CCP (Swan Valley Health Centre)

Gimli CCP (Gimli Community Health Centre)

Thompson CCP (Thompson General Hospital)

Hamiota CCP (Hamiota Health Centre)

Steinbach CCP (Bethesda Health/Bethesda Place)

Neepawa CCP (Neepawa Health Centre)

The Pas CCP (The Pas Health Complex)