When Ms. Wesley moved here for a second time in 2012 to get dialysis three times a week for her kidney failure, she left behind her home and family in Fort Frances, including four children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Although she lives here with her husband David, it has often been a lonely life. It’s particularly tough at Christmas.
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute and HealthCareCAN recently recognized Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s Patient Family Advisory Council with honourable mention for the 2015 Patient Safety Champion Organization Award.
The City of Thunder Bay is encouraging future physicians and health care professionals to consider Thunder Bay as a potential career location. The Annual Home for the Holidays Health Care Student Reception returns once again this year and will celebrate its 15th Anniversary.
Step inside the Medical Centre next to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on a Monday afternoon and you’ll find a roomful of moms and infants learning about everything under the sun. Led by International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Liana Pretto, ‘Bosom Buddies’ is a drop-in support group for women who are breastfeeding. With topics ranging from dentistry and infant CPR to yoga and books, the group is a wonderful way for women to connect and feel comfortable breastfeeding somewhere other than home.
Over the past 20 years, the Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic, powered by a group of dedicated volunteers, sponsors and participants, has raised $2,695,000 for breast cancer services in the Northwest region. For Sue Childs, the 20th Bearskin Airlines Hope Classic reminds her of the great memories she made being a part of and chairing this fundraising curling bonspiel. It also revives the legacy of her late best friend, Linda Buchan, and strengthens her gratefulness to our community.
Patient-centred research at Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) aims to improve the quality of healthcare here at home, and across the globe. International collaborations are an integral part of that mission. TBRRI’s Dr. Mitchell Albert and his lab team have an ongoing collaboration with Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The collaborative work is part of a large European consortium for Alzheimer’s and Xenon functional imaging of the brain to monitor the longitudinal status of Alzheimer’s.
World Antibiotics Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) celebrated the week from November 16th to the 22nd.
We asked a few members of the NP team at TBRHSC to share thoughts about their role and experience. This week, we’re featuring Carole Cameron, a Nurse Practitioner with the Regional Bariatric Care Centre.
Mental illness is everywhere, impacting people of all walks of life. Kyle Langlois, a mental health nurse at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) knows this well. You may have heard about his recent experience while attending a mental health conference in Niagara Falls. Langois came across a young man attempting suicide, and applied his skills to develop a rapport with the distressed man.
Kidney cancer is not as common as breast or prostate cancer. We don’t often hear about it in the media, or think about it when we consider our health risks. However, it’s estimated that in 2015, 6,200 Canadians will be diagnosed with kidney cancer and 1,800 will die from it – a surprisingly large number to read for the first time.