Discharge plans support patients to transition from hospital to home. They include the steps to be taken and the services that need to be in place to ensure a safe transition home. A discharge plan must be in place before an admitted patient is released from Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. This process is different, and often more difficult, for patients returning to remote, northern communities. A new discharge planning group is working to help ease the transition to home for Indigenous patients and families.
Cancer screening is the key to detecting cancer early, when it is the most treatable. Unfortunately, accessing screening services can be far more challenging for those living in remote, Northern communities.
Get up! Really, you need to stop sitting around all day. Spending hours at a desk all day and leaving exercise to the evening isn’t enough, according to a recent research study. Our sedentary lifestyles need to change.
Mental health inpatient rooms look much different than your typical hospital room at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. They are made safer for patients who may be at a higher risk of hurting themselves and others.
When you are admitted to hospital, the next steps in your health care journey are identified and recorded. This system, called order sets, ensures everyone involved in your care team is informed and follows the same instructions. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is introducing a new way to implement order sets that will improve patient care.
Chronic diseases are the most common and costly health problems facing Canadians. As part of our commitment to delivering comprehensive clinical care, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has made chronic disease prevention and management a priority.
A new program has been introduced that begins in the Emergency Department (ED) at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre to speed up the assessment process of frail seniors, while ensuring that they receive the care and services they need.
A new leadership approach at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre called “Me to We to All” is designed to build upon each leader’s individual strengths, create more collaborative and supportive teams, and ultimately improve patient care.
Summer is just around the corner and Thunder Bay farmers are busy planting and harvesting their fresh produce to stock up for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Fresh Market – an onsite farmer’s market that makes fresh, healthy and local food more accessible to our staff.