The average number of patients receiving ultrasound therapy in the Physiotherapy Department has doubled with the addition of a new ultrasound machine, thanks to Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant. Ultrasound therapy is given to patients before an operation to improve surgical outcomes, and after an operation to reduce scarring, improve mobility and reduce pain.
We understand that smoking is an addiction to nicotine and we want to support patients during their stay at at our Hospital. For patients who are admitted to hospital, there are services to help them with quitting smoking or remaining smoke-free while at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Quitting smoking can help to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible. Quitting smoking can have positive impacts on treatment effectiveness, healing, and even prevent re-admissions.
Patients who are admitted are asked by their nurse if they would like nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) while here.
Speak to your community pharmacist about your smoking cessation options.