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Supporting health professionals

Kara HenmanWhen Charlene Porter and her clinical team at the Guysborough Antigonish Strait Health Authority (GASHA) have a question about cancer care, they know the answer is only a phone call away. Ready to lend a helping hand are Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s two Oncology Practice Consultants.

“The Oncology Practice Consultants (OPC) are a great educational resource,” said Charlene, District Manager of Cancer and Supportive Care, GASHA. “They are an important liaison with the cancer centres and very supportive of the chemotherapy nurses and the cancer team in the district. The OPCs support the nurses in fine-tuning their skills and enhanceing patient care.”

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