Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Directions)

18th Floor, Short Term Care Unit ​


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Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 5510​

What We Do

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Cancer & COVID

The Short Term Care Unit provides care and treatment to patients with a variety of cancer diagnoses. Treatments at the Short Term Care Unit can include radioactive therapies, surgical oncology, medical oncology, and clinical trials. There are 20 beds in the Short Term Care Unit. Generally, the length of stay for patients is one to five days. The unit is open 24 hours a day from Monday to Thursday and then closes Friday afternoon for the weekend.

You need to be seen and admitted by a doctor at UHN to become a patient on 18B inpatient unit.​​​

What to Expect

In the 18B – Short Term Care Unit, a team of health care professionals will care for you during your stay and help you prepare for your discharge.

Before You Arrive
What to Bring
When You Arrive
During Your Stay
How Long Will Your Stay Be?
Preparing for Your Discharge

Health Information

The information you will be provided is dependent on the nature of your treatment on 18B. Please speak to a staff member for information specific to you.

The Team


Staff on 18B

Staff Include:

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists

  • Social Worke​​rs
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Spiritual Care
  • Pharmacists
  • Musical Therapists
  • Unit Clerks
  • Clinical Coordinators
  • Cleaners
  • Porters
  • Other medical services

This is a teaching facility, so you may also see students from a variety of disciplines.

Medical students, residents and fellows also may be part of our team. Learn more about health care professional trainees at UHN »​​​​​

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Last reviewed: 10/19/2022
Last modified: 7/15/2024 9:21 AM
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