Patients are able to get in and out of bed in Unit 2A much safer due to new bedside safety mats designed to prevent falls. The mats, which were made possible through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, have beveled edges for easy patient transfers from wheelchairs and lifts, and non-slip surfaces and padding underneath.
Caring for people may involve making ethical decisions. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has support available for consultation for specific ethical decisions, by invitation from our patients or their substitute decision maker and their families or any one of the interprofessional care team members.
Health Sciences Centre staff, patients and families who have concerns or need clarification about ethical aspects of patient care may contact one of the following:
Department of Quality and Risk Management: 684-6019
After hours, dial “0” to contact Switchboard to page the Bioethicist.