Patients with mobility issues can now exercise their arms, wrists and shoulders while in bed instead of having to be moved to the gym in the Physiotherapy Department. A new, mobile arm ergometer unit, purchased through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, is easily transported to a patient’s bedside for required cardiovascular strengthening and conditioning, increasing accessibility for these patients.
Exposure to strong scents and fragrances in the environment can cause discomfort as well as directly impact the health of sensitive individuals. For the comfort and health of all, scented and fragrant products are not to be worn in the Health Sciences Centre. Also, strongly scented flowers (ie: Lilies) may not be accepted on particular units. Please ask the unit or ask the florist to provide mildly scented flowers.