Thanks to a Volunteer Association/Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, renal patients now have access to new tuck-away belts that comfortably and safely house the patient’s catheter, keep it clean between uses, and hold it in the appropriate position on the abdomen. Over 100 belts have been purchased to provide to patients who can’t afford them. As well, aging hemodialysis machines are replaced annually through grants from the Health Sciences Foundation.
We understand that smoking is an addiction to nicotine and we want to support patients during their stay at at our Hospital. For patients who are admitted to hospital, there are services to help them with quitting smoking or remaining smoke-free while at TBRHSC.
Quitting smoking can help to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible. Quitting smoking can have positive impacts on treatment effectiveness, healing, and even prevent re-admissions.
Patients who are admitted are asked by their nurse if they would like nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) while here.
Speak to your community pharmacist about your smoking cessation options.