Through the generosity of donors, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation has been able to continue its strong support for cardiac care at TBRHSC with $274,000 in grants to purchase new, specialized pieces of equipment such as a unit for the Cardiac Cath Lab that clears away hardened plaque from arteries and help locate veins deep inside the body for pacemaker insertion. As well, a second life-saving intra-aortic balloon pump, which opens up arteries to restore blood flow after a major heart attack or failure, ensures 24/7 coverage for patients.
Surge capacity is a situation at the Health Sciences Centre where there are more patients than beds available. It used to be known as “Gridlock”. When in Surge capacity, new patients often have to wait in the Emergency Department for a bed to open up.
We are regularly in an overcapacity situation. The daily admitted patient census is consistently above 400.
We encourage you to submit your suggestions for improvement or comments via the Compliments and Concerns Form at this link: feedbac.tbrhsc.net
See how the Emergency Department at the Health Sciences Centre compares to other facilities around the province.
Emergency Department Wait Times
Thunder Bay has a number of walk-in clinics that may be more convenient and suitable for non-emergency needs. Click here to see the up-to-date list of clinics and hours (maintained by 211OntarioNorth.ca)