Our Central East Regional Thoracic Diagnostic Assessment Unit (DAU) is located in the chemotherapy clinic at our Centenary hospital. Patients requiring diagnosis or treatment for lung, stomach, and esophageal cancers can all be seen here. Patients potentially requiring surgery for acid reflux or patients with benign lung diseases can also be referred here.
Patients are referred to a thoracic DAU closest to their home community in Peterborough, Oshawa or Scarborough. Our clinic is led by a thoracic surgeon, as well as a Nurse Navigator who works closely with patients and their families to coordinate care and education. Referrals are reviewed in a timely manner with patients being triaged based on the urgency of their initial appointment. The initial assessment conducted by the nurse navigator by phone assists the surgeon in determining the type of the care the patient requires.
The clinic is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Referrals to the SHN clinic can be made directly by contacting the clinic at 1-866-338-1778 ext. 4503 or by faxing referrals to 1-877-291-5956.