Northwestern Ontario’s Screen for Life Coach continues to be out of service. Due to a collision earlier this spring, a partial re-build is necessary. It is anticipated that the coach will return to service in Northwestern Ontario late this summer.
Holly Freill, Renal Dietitian with Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), is the winner of a Human Touch Award. Freill was honoured at a ceremony in Toronto on Thursday, April 21 for her exceptional commitment to patient care.
It’s Pap-A-Palooza time! Prevention and Screening Services at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) has created a campaign called ‘Pap-A-Palooza’ to increase awareness and encourage women to book a Pap test to get screened for cervical cancer. Pap-A-Palooza will begin in April to mark Cancer Care Ontario’s first Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
Today, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) announced a new initiative to support elder-friendly care. The TBRHSC team was selected as one of 18 across Canada and internationally invited to join the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) collaborative.
To celebrate World Kidney Day, TBRHSC launched a new locally produced video, made in partnership with Amgen, to support decision making for Aboriginal patients who have chronic kidney disease. “The video will be a useful tool for patients because it shapes the experience of living with kidney disease using storytelling, and is available in Aboriginal languages,” says Wrigley.
“Colon cancer screening can be the difference between life and death,” says Dr. Bill Harris, Regional Colorectal Screening and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Lead. “When caught early, nine out of every ten people with colon cancer can be cured. In its later stages, the outcomes are much worse. That’s why it’s so important to get screened regularly.”