​The Quebec Cancer Foundation, which already has the largest accommodation network in the province for people with cancer and their loved ones, is proud to announce that it is expanding its network in January 2021, with the opening of a sixth Lodge in Quebec City.
 
This new facility, added to the recent opening of the Lodge at the Hotel-Dieu de Lévis, will allow the Foundation to double its accommodation capacity. The Lodge, which will be the Foundation’s largest, is a significant addition to its network. With 270 beds across the province, the Foundation will now be able to offer a total of 35,000 overnight stays per year.
 
"We chose the Quebec Cancer Foundation to operate the new Lodge due to its more than 30 years of expertise in accommodating people with cancer. We are certain that its staff will make the Lodge a welcoming and resourcing living environment that will provide the support and rest that people with cancer will need to get through their ordeal,” says Martin Beaumont, CEO of Université Laval’s Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU-UL).
 
"One of the objectives we have set ourselves at the Quebec Cancer Foundation is to get closer to Quebecers, especially through expanding our accommodation network. The opening of the new Integrated Cancer Center at CHU-UL will result in an increased need for lodging, and our new accommodation facility is a concrete response to these needs. Always going a little further, being ever closer to the 55,600 people who will be diagnosed with cancer this year: that is what drives all our efforts and actions," says Marco Décelles, Director General of the Quebec Cancer Foundation.
 
The new Lodge will house the Foundation's Info-cancer Services and all its complementary therapies, which are currently located in a neighbourhood farther away from the CHU-UL's new Integrated Cancer Centre. This centralization of services reflects the Foundation's strong desire to be ever more rigorous in its financial management and to make access to its programs and services even easier.
 
The project is also intended to bring together several community organizations that would set up their offices in the Lodge. Indeed, the Foundation wishes to work hand in hand with other local organizations that also care about the well-being of Quebecers affected by cancer.
 
Since 1988 (when it opened its first Lodge), the Quebec Cancer Foundation has provided over 500,000 overnight stays across the province. Forty years later, cancer continues to strike, and more and more people are turning to the Foundation to alleviate their ordeal.

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