Medical dosimetrist, Chris Hiller believes the CBRM health care redevelopment project will ‘meet cancer care needs for generations to come’

Chris Hillier, medical dosimetrist and project lead in the Cape Breton Cancer Centre
Chris Hillier, medical dosimetrist and project lead in the Cape Breton Cancer Centre (contributed)

Physician and clinical co-leads representing various clinical areas and communities are involved in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) health care redevelopment project.

Chris Hillier is a medical dosimetrist and project lead at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre. He began working at the cancer centre shortly after it opened in 1998 and has been there for more than 20 years.

He is also a clinical lead representing the cancer centre on the redevelopment project team. 

We recently spoke to him about the project. 

Why did you want to be involved in the redevelopment project? 

It’s an opportunity to be part of positive and significant changes in cancer care for patients and the community we live in. 

What do you think of the overall plan? 

It’s very exciting – it will meet our needs in cancer care for generations to come. 

The new centre will give us the opportunity to greatly improve all aspects of our cancer care program. 

What do think this means for patients and the community? 

The cancer care program has been challenged over the past several years within our existing space. 

The new cancer centre will provide us with adequate space to fully support all of our patients and their families by providing care closer to home. 

The new centre will also be a key tool in recruiting and keeping oncologists and other cancer care specialists.

To learn more about this project, please visit www.cbrmhealthredevelopment.ca