Fort McMurray Cancer Clinic Reopens

Services return after wildfire evacuation


The Northern Lights Regional Health Centre’s cancer clinic in Fort McMurray began a phased reopening on July 11 and residents now have access to most of the health-care services that were available before the fire.

“We are thrilled to have all of our health services back up and running in the community,” said David Matear, senior operating director for Alberta Health Services, in a news release.

The wildfire spread into the community in May and forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people. It destroyed roughly 2,400 homes and other buildings, and residents were evacuated and unable to return for almost a month. Those receiving cancer treatment in Fort McMurray were transferred to other centres for treatment. For any questions or concerns, residents can call the Alberta Cancer Line at 1-888-432-8865.

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