Through the generosity of donors, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation has been able to continue its strong support for cardiac care at TBRHSC with $274,000 in grants to purchase new, specialized pieces of equipment such as a unit for the Cardiac Cath Lab that clears away hardened plaque from arteries and help locate veins deep inside the body for pacemaker insertion. As well, a second life-saving intra-aortic balloon pump, which opens up arteries to restore blood flow after a major heart attack or failure, ensures 24/7 coverage for patients.
The Department of Spiritual and Religious Care welcomes spiritual leaders of all faiths to visit patients. The Spiritual Care team provides service that is sensitive to, and respectful of, the diverse expression of spirituality and religion in our culture. We serve individuals from all faiths and those with no faith tradition.
Our Multi-Faith Spiritual Centre, located on the 2nd floor, is open 24 hours per day for patient and family use. The Spiritual Centre houses resources for Multi-Faith worship and is also equipped to accommodate rituals such as Smudging and Pipe Ceremonies.
A Sacred Bundle is available upon request. Individuals can request assistance for these services from the staff Chaplains or are welcome to use the Spiritual Centre at their convenience. Signs are available for anyone needing short-term privacy.
You may request a visit by notifying your nurse or calling 684-6235.
For emergencies, please ask your nurse to page a member of the Spiritual Care team.