Enhancing Cancer Care at Home

Cancer Care Hearst
Pascalle Payeur-Jacques, Registered nurse for the Oncology Center and Line St-Laurent, Notre-Dame Hospital Foundation Coordinator.

Across Northwestern Ontario, donors are continuing to make HOPE possible for cancer patients and their families. Thanks to generous donors to the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, patients receiving cancer treatment in Hearst will benefit from a new Scale Tronix stand-on scale with height gauge.

A grant for $4,928.00 was provided to Hopital Notre-Dame Hospital to fund this equipment.

Louise Breton, Executive Leader, Acute Care, ER, OTN, Chemo, and Central reception/Infection prevention and control nurse at Hopital Notre-Dame Hospital commented, “We are very thankful to the Northern Cancer Fund for this grant that helps us in acquiring essential equipment for our Oncology department. The Tronix digital scale is located in the patient care area and ensures a precise height and weight of our patients. This is extremely important as the majority of the cytotoxic chemotherapeuticagents are based on the body surface area of the patient. This ensures the patient receives the most accurate dosage. It is also equipped with large handrails and a large low profile stable platform to safely accommodate our weak and frail patients.”

Glenn Craig, President & CEO, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation remarked, “Thanks to our donors, we can ensure that cancer patients across Northwestern Ontario can remain at home for quality care. Receiving care in their community is so important during this difficult journey. We are proud to be able to fund critical equipment for cancer care in communities across Northwestern Ontario. ”

This grant represents an ongoing commitment by donors to the Northern Cancer Fund to provide exceptional cancer care for patients receiving care at Hopital Notre-Dame Hospital. This new grant brings the 17-year total of investments to $81,085.96. None of it would have been possible without the community’s continued support of the Northern Cancer Fund.