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.
The Indigenous Navigator is available for guidance and support when patients and families are unfamiliar with medical systems, do not speak English, and/or have travelled a long distance for treatment.
Indigenous Navigator services include:
Please phone the Indigenous Navigator directly at (807) 684-4324 or toll-free 1-877-696-7223 ext. 4324.