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.
We are committed to supporting patients, families and staff to be smoke-free while at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Being smoke-free is the single best thing you can do to prevent illness and be healthy. Whether you are planning to quit smoking or you have already quit, there are many resources available to help you.
Smokers’ Helpline – Connect to Quit
Thunder Bay District Health Unit: Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco
Visit NWquit.com to find a comprehensive list of smoking cessation help available in Northwestern Ontario.
Your local pharmacist is also part of the integrated healthcare team available to provide valuable support for quitting smoking. Ask them about your smoking cessation needs.