New Year’s resolutions often focus on exercising regularly, healthy eating, and managing stress levels, but what about a goal dedicated to sleep? Considering that 1 in 3 adults struggles with getting enough sleep, it is time to make sleep a priority!
The population of seniors is growing in Northwestern Ontario. At Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, we recognize that the care needs of seniors are different and we are committed to tailoring our services to accommodate them. Some of our nurses have completed NICHE, a special nurse-driven training program to help improve the care we provided to senior patients.
Quitting smoking is the single best thing that you can do for your health, but it can be very difficult to quit. That is why there are many different quit smoking supports and resources available to you.
This year, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is celebrating National Non-Smoking Week, held from January 15-21, by reminding everybody that all hospital properties in Ontario are smoke-free under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.
Often, patients who are ready to leave the hospital require some level of care at home. Discharge planning helps connect patients with the services they need. Patients at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre who are returning to communities served by Dilico Anishinabek Family Care now have specialized discharge planning support.
In preparation for the much anticipated implementation of cardiac surgery at the Health Sciences Centre, two highly skilled staff members were sponsored to train as clinical cardiovascular perfusionists at the Michener Institute in Toronto.