On June 28, 2023, Alberta Health Services received the largest financial gift in its history. The Arthur J.E. Child Foundation gifted $50 million to the Calgary Cancer Centre. In honour of this gift, the centre will officially be named the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre (The Arthur Child).
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With an investment of $1.4 billion, the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre is the largest government infrastructure project in the province.
The project remains on time and on budget. Construction will be complete in 2022 and the building will then be handed over to AHS, to get ready for patients.
The new Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre will engage patients at the centre of a multidisciplinary health system, enabling access to comprehensive cancer care services in a world-class facility.
In fact, the extensive scope and integration of cancer care services at the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre will make it one of the most comprehensive cancer centres in the world.
Integrated research across the spectrum will further optimize care with focus on prevention, early detection, precision medicine and psychosocial care.
Operationally, the Arthur J.E. Child Comprehensive Cancer Centre will include both inpatient and outpatient services. Services are based on clinical priorities as identified by AHS and include: