Thanks to a Volunteer Association/Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, renal patients now have access to new tuck-away belts that comfortably and safely house the patient’s catheter, keep it clean between uses, and hold it in the appropriate position on the abdomen. Over 100 belts have been purchased to provide to patients who can’t afford them. As well, aging hemodialysis machines are replaced annually through grants from the Health Sciences Foundation.
Primary care providers play a vital role in their patient’s care, supporting them during their cancer journey. This page contains cancer treatment information from across Northwestern Ontario, as well as links to the Symptom Management Guides. More information on cancer treatment, written primarily for patients, can be found here: Information for Patients and Families - Cancer Treatment
Symptom Management Guides Symptom Management Guides help health care professionals assess and appropriately manage a patient's cancer-related symptoms.
You can download the iPhone app, Android app, or Windows Phone 7 app by clicking on the following links, or going to the Cancer Care Ontario Symptom Assessment and Management Tools page.
Below is a listing of the regional hospitals that offer chemotherapy with links to their chemotherapy web pages or home pages, as appropriate. Please note that these links are for your reference only. All referrals still go through one central location at RCC, as are treatment scheduling at these sites.
Atikokan Atikokan General Hospital http://aghospital.on.ca/services/?c=3&t=agh
Dryden Dryden Regional Health Centre http://www.drhc.on.ca/programs-services/oncology/
Fort Frances Riverside Health Care http://www.riversidehealthcare.ca/programs-services/chemotherapy-oncology
Geraldton Geraldton District Hospital http://www.geraldtondh.com/article/nursing-131.asp
Hearst Hôspital Notre-Dame Hospital http://www.ndh.on.ca/services-e.htm
Hornepayne Hornepayne Community Hospital http://www.hornepaynecommunityhospital.ca/home.html
Kenora Lake of the Woods District Hospital http://www.lwdh.on.ca/index.php/programs-and-services/patient-care/chemotherapy.html
Manitouwadge Manitouwadge General Hospital http://www.mh.on.ca/Saftey.php
Marathon North of Superior Healthcare Group (Wilson Memorial General Hospital) http://www.nosh.ca/regional-cancer-carev
Nipigon Nipigon District Memorial Hospital – Patients receive chemotherapy in the Emergency Department http://www.ndmh.ca/
Terrace Bay/Schreiber North of Superior Healthcare Group (The McCausland Hospital) http://www.nosh.ca/regional-cancer-care
Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital https://www.redlakehospital.ca/article/nursing-128.asp
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre http://www.slmhc.on.ca/home