The Government of British Columbia (BC) has approved the business plan for the new BC Cancer centre at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops. 

The facility, planned for construction on the Westlands site within the hospital campus, will be a five-storey building, equipped with advanced cancer treatment facilities. 

It will house space for radiation treatment and radiation-therapy planning, including a CT Simulator, two consultation rooms for radiation-therapy services, and an outpatient ambulatory-care unit with ten exam rooms. 

In addition, the centre will have an MRI suite and separate patient arrival and check-in areas. 

It will also feature three linear accelerator vaults, which are heavy and concrete structures designed to contain radiation equipment for cancer patient treatment. 

To honour local Indigenous communities, the centre will include a sacred space for patients, caregivers, and staff. A new 470-stall parkade will also be constructed. 

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The BC Government has also approved plans for further upgrades to RIH for expanding cancer care services.  

These enhancements include updating and expanding the pharmacy and relocating and expanding the Community Oncology Network clinic from the eighth floor to the main floor, providing more space and improved access.  

From this expanded centre, the local community will have access to a range of cancer care services, such as oral and intravenous treatments, targeted therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormonal therapy.  

It also provides initial consultations, treatment planning with a medical oncologist, follow-up and supportive care, and patient education. 

The procurement process for the new BC Cancer centre is currently underway, with construction expected to commence in 2025 and completion anticipated in 2028.  

The project has a budget of nearly C$359m ($266.6m), which is shared between the provincial government, Interior Health, and Thompson Regional Hospital District. 

The development of this centre is part of a ten-year BC Cancer Action Plan, which aims to improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. 

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix said: “Approval of the business plan is a critical milestone for this crucial project. This state-of-the-art cancer centre will benefit patients in Kamloops and surrounding area by offering the confidence from knowing that we’re building treatment capacity for now and future.”