About partnership

About The Partnership

About The Partnership The University Health Network (UHN) signed an agreement with the Ministry Of Health in the State of Kuwait in September 8, 2010, to provide clinical expertise to Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCC) and strengthen cancer service delivery at the KCCC by focusing on areas such as radiation medicine, medical oncology, surgical oncology and laboratory medicine. The University Health Network is a teaching and academic health science center and one of the largest medical research centers in Canada.

Through this collaboration, the UHN offers the citizens of Kuwait access to the best internationally-certified cancer services, while ensuring continuous improvement of cancer research both in Kuwait and Canada. UHN also focuses on improving nursing and physician education, health administration and information technology. The UHN continues to expand its experience internationally while developing systems and innovative approaches that would benefit both UHN and the State of Kuwait. UHN’s objective in Kuwait is to bring trusted medical expertise from specialized doctors, with extensive knowledge to help transform and enhance cancer care in Kuwait.

What Is UHN?

What is UHN University Health Network a major landmark in Canada’s healthcare system is a network of four hospitals: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. The scope of research and complexity of cases at University Health Network has made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada, with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, cancer, rehabilitation sciences, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, and genomic medicine. University Health Network is a research and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

What is PMH?

What is PMH The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMH) is a teaching hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as part of the University Health Network. The hospital specializes in the treatment of cancer, and offers the majority of its services to residents of the Greater Toronto Area. It frequently hosts patients from other parts of Canada and internationally for access to a high calibre of treatment. In particular, the hospital offers expertise in the fields of surgical oncology, medical oncology including bone marrow transplantation, radiation oncology, psychosocial oncology, medical imaging, and radiation therapy.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has 12 site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and almost 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year. Its 800,000 square feet house 130 inpatient beds, 373,000 square feet of research space and 17 radiation treatment machines, making it one of the largest comprehensive cancer treatment facilities in the world and the largest radiation treatment centre in Canada. It has 17 radiation treatment machines, all of which are equipped with the latest technologies including IMRT and VMAT, a superficial orthovoltage machine, and operates a Gamma Knife (Perfexion) stereotactic radiosurgery machine in collaboration with Toronto Western Hospital.

PMH sees over 1,000 patients every day and has the capacity to deliver diagnostic, treatment and follow-up care to close to 200,000 patients and their families every year. In 2010, the Centre saw 18,103 new patients. Among the services provided this past year, PMH delivered 6,191 cancer surgeries, as well as 29,801 outpatient chemotherapy treatments, 10,058 courses of radiation treatment, and 257 stem cell transplants.

Princess Margaret has a global reputation which is based on years of treating the most difficult cancer patients. It is a research organization that has distinguished itself as one of the best in the world. Groundbreaking work has been done at Princess Margaret across the last fifty years showing a great commitment for innovation and improvement. PMH has one of the largest patient bases and one of the world's largest new drug trial programs. The clinicians, doctors, and nurses have the opportunity to engage in research while they're actually treating patients. PMH has over 50 cancer surgeons that are each at top of their game and among the world’s best. The centre has a very special atmosphere for trainees. The size and capacity of Princess Margaret means that trainees have the opportunity to see and treat all forms of cancer. The main quality that separates Princess Margaret from the rest of the cancer centers in the world is the level of commitment and passion of the staff who are committed to conquering cancer in our lifetime.

The UHN Kuwait Team
UHN Visits To Kuwait
Visit Date Site Visit Area
November 2010 Leadership Team
April 2011 Gynecological/Thyroid/Lymphoma
May 2011 Colorectal Team
May 2011 Leadership Team
October 2011 Leukemia/Lung Team
November 2011 Breast Team
December 2011 Leadership Team
January 2012 Neuro/Spinal Team
February 2012 Quality, HR and Space specialists
March 2012 Head and Neck Team
May 2012 Leadership Team
September 2012 Leukemia/Lymphoma Team
November 2012 Breast/Gyne Team
January 2013 Leadership Team
February 2013 Gastrointestinal Team
February 2013 Quality Team
April 2013 Head and Neck Team
May 2013 Leadership Team
September 2013 Quality Team
October 2013 Specialized Surgical Oncology
November 2013 Breast Team
January 2014 Leadership Team
March 2014 Head and Neck Team
May 2014 Leukemia/GI Team
September 2014 Leadership Team
November 2014 Breast/Gyne Team
February 2015 BMT/GI Team
April 2015 Head and Neck Team
May 2015 Leadership Team
November 2015 Specialized Multidisciplinary Team
Contact UHN

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the UHN Kuwait team through the following contact information: 

Email: UHNKInfo@uhn.ca

Telephone: (965)2484 9100 Ext. 5604