Since opening in 2004, TBRHSC has expanded in its size, as well as its programs and services to serve patients and families in Northwestern Ontario.
We are celebrating a great achievement. In the middle of Canada, isolated from other metropolitan centers by hundreds of kilometers, we've built a brand new acute care Health Sciences Centre. It's beautiful. State-of-the-art. Leading edge. Employing technology that is found few places in the world. TBRHSC is a centre for research and education, soon to host students from Canada’s newest Medical School.
Our Health Sciences Centre features integrated Cancer Care with a High Dose Brachytherapy Operating Room, a large inpatient oncology unit, and a developed supportive regional program. TBRHSC is a regional trauma centre - our Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the country. The Health Sciences Centre also features a large renal program that reaches out to assist patients in Sioux Lookout and Fort Frances.
Special attention has been paid to the design of the air-handling system as there are numerous "negative pressure" rooms to manage issues of communicable disease and infection control. Articulating arms are featured in all the ICU rooms, Operating Rooms, the Emergency Department, and elsewhere. An Electronic Medical Records system, Diagnostic Picture Archival Computerized system, Telehealth, wireless computer systems. There is much more. You will want to look around this fascinating facility.