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.
Caring for people may involve making ethical decisions. The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has support available for consultation for specific ethical decisions, by invitation from our patients or their substitute decision maker and their families or any one of the interprofessional care team members.
Health Sciences Centre staff, patients and families who have concerns or need clarification about ethical aspects of patient care may contact one of the following:
Department of Quality and Risk Management: 684-6019
After hours, dial “0” to contact Switchboard to page the Bioethicist.