ADCP Patient Virtual Journey
Patients are invited to view the Algoma District Cancer Program's (ADCP) Virtual Journey. The purpose of this video is to help prepare new cancer patients for their first visit to the ADCP and to help ease some of the stress that many of our patients experience as they commence their cancer journey. You will be taken on a guided tour of what a new patient can expect during their first visit to the ADCP, showcasing the Registration Desk, Waiting Room, Chemotherapy Suite, Radiation Bunker, and Phlebotomy Lab. It also includes a checklist of items that patients should bring with them to their first visit. A printable version of this checklist is available below.
The video features ADCP Chemotherapy Suite Team Lead, John Nardo and ADCP Patient Advisor, Mary Coulas, who was the inspiration for the video. Throughout the virtual journey, Mary shares her past experiences and offers her sound advice to new cancer patients. Having travelled this long journey herself, Mary wanted to be able to share her story with others and to provide new patients with a useful tool that could help answer any questions or concerns they may have about their first visit to the ADCP. Also highlighted in the video, is the ADCP’s Patient and Family Advisory Council, on which Mary and other Patient Advisors sit to provide a voice for all ADCP patients.
- Mary Coulas, ADCP Patient Advisor
Special thanks to:
Some of the production team at the SAH premiere of the video. From left to right: Caitlyn Patrick (Administrative Assistant), Kathleen Weir (ADCP Supervisor), Paula Pigeon, Barry Lyons and Mary Coulas (ADCP Patient Advisors), Kassidy Bailey (Social Work Student), John Nardo (ADCP Team Lead, Chemo Suite), Norbert Burgdorf (SAH Patient Advisor)
For more information on being a new patient at the Algoma District Cancer Program, please visit: http://www.sah.on.ca/programs-services/cancer-care/new-patient
If you have any questions about the program or the video, please contact: