A new image guidance system is helping surgeons pinpoint locations in the body with precise accuracy for procedures such as pinpointing a brain tumour of finding an exact insertion spot of a spinal screw thanks to a $230,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. This level of precision means less damage to healthy tissue during surgery resulting in better outcomes, reduced pain and shorter recovery times for patients.
The Neurosurgery Education and Outreach Network (NEON) is comprised of Neurosurgery Nurse Educators and Clinical Outreach Specialists/Advanced Practice Practitioners from each neurosurgery centre, supported by hospital administrators. NEON members are dedicated to neurosurgery nursing program implementation and will support system-wide improvements through education and outreach across neurosurgery and non-neurosurgery centres. (NEON Terms of Reference, 2018)
Suite 3414 – 980 Oliver Road,
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Phone: 807-684-6004, Main hospital line: (807) 684-6000