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DOSSIER 2004, November 30
 
A regional cancerology pole in the pipeline for 2007
 

 
As of now, one patient out of five at the Poitiers university hospital (CHU) is under treatment for a cancer-linked pathology. Given this fact, the establishment has decided to equip itself with a 12000 m2 regional cancerology pole. Let us pinpoint and spotlight this major league project with the help of Louis-Marie Challet, director of the Milétrie site and the cancerology branch.

The figures are implacably brutal. Each year, the number of French people admitted to a hospital for cancerous pathologies increases by 4 to 5%. Such a statistic is imputable not only to an aging population but also to poor dietary habits and the (over)consumption of tobacco. Wishing to combat this undeniable plague of our times, in March 2003 the French president Jacques Chirac adopted an anti-cancer plan consisting in 70 imperiously necessary measures. The message is as clear as could be ; mobilization is most urgently imperative.

At the Poitiers CHU, effective action had preceded the opening of this impressive project. “In our 2000-2005 five-year plan for the establishment, we had already projected a geographical grouping together of our main cancerology wards: medical oncology, hematological oncology and radiotherapy-based oncology”, points out Louis-Marie Challet, director of the Milétrie site and the cancerology branch. Needless to say, the timing of the anti-cancer plan was ideal, and it helped to render the Poitiers project even more ambitious. The grouping together will take on the form of a 12000 m_ building that shall be linked by skywalks to the central Jean-Bernard tower. “We have seized upon the financing opportunities presented to us”, confirms the director.

The user at the heart of the building

Just like any other French region, Poitou-Charentes shall thus have its own regional cancerology pole (the French “PRC”) on the site of the Milétrie; this establishment shall include “90 beds dedicated to cancerology”, the ambulatory area and the daytime hospital with thirty places (as opposed to today’s fifteen). “We also intend to have specialized teams supervising home-based hospitalization”, completes Louis-Marie Challet. Over 200 professionals (doctors, nurses, aides and orderlies…) shall initially be put to work at a genuine “resource center”. In the middle term, they ought to number “close to 300”.

The regional cancerology pole may fuel high hopes; that said, the patients and the medical community shall have to wait until the end of 2007, the projected opening date. A team of architects and a study office have already been selected. During the time required to “refine the project” invitations to tender are to be launched in June 2005, and the actual construction will get underway in 2006. Overall building costs shall amount to 34 million euros, of which 10 million shall be assumed by the regional hospitalization agency (the French “ARH”). The better to come to “meet user expectations”.

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