Through the generosity of donors, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation has been able to continue its strong support for cardiac care at TBRHSC with $274,000 in grants to purchase new, specialized pieces of equipment such as a unit for the Cardiac Cath Lab that clears away hardened plaque from arteries and help locate veins deep inside the body for pacemaker insertion. As well, a second life-saving intra-aortic balloon pump, which opens up arteries to restore blood flow after a major heart attack or failure, ensures 24/7 coverage for patients.
Healthcare providers, unless restricted by law, will share information with you and your designated family in a way that is timely, appropriate, and useful so that you can participate in making decisions about your care. We will tell you our name, occupation and our role in your care (NOD). Your illness, treatment, expected outcome, and future health will be discussed with you whenever possible, by the appropriate healthcare provider. All patient rooms have patient bedside communication whiteboards that you, your family and your healthcare team can use to communicate information, goals and readiness for discharge.
The healthcare team will help you to achieve your healthcare goals and help you plan for your discharge home. Community and outpatient resources will be provided, as appropriate. You will be told about any additional financial charges for treatments, services and procedures.