For questions including information about Child Life Services, please call the Paediatric Team directly at (807) 684-6514.
For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.
Patients with mobility issues can now exercise their arms, wrists and shoulders while in bed instead of having to be moved to the gym in the Physiotherapy Department. A new, mobile arm ergometer unit, purchased through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, is easily transported to a patient’s bedside for required cardiovascular strengthening and conditioning, increasing accessibility for these patients.
Staying as an inpatient at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre can be very stressful for anyone, but especially for children. Aside from whatever medical issue brought them to hospital, it can be traumatic just being away from their own home and bed. Children may experience fear, confusion, and unfamiliarity.
Child Life Services can help. With the support of a child life specialist, children can master these feelings through play, education, and support, and help them understand the reasons why they are here. The program also offers a number of distractions for the children including toys, games, video games, and DVDs to help pass the time and take their minds off things.
For more information, ask your nurse about how Child Life Services can help your child – and your family – have a more positive stay.