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 are committed to supporting patients, families and staff to be smoke-free while at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Being smoke-free is the single best thing you can do to prevent illness and be healthy. Whether you are planning to quit smoking or you have already quit, there are many resources available to help you.
Smokers’ Helpline – Connect to Quit
Thunder Bay District Health Unit: Smoking, Vaping and Tobacco
Visit NWquit.com to find a comprehensive list of smoking cessation help available in Northwestern Ontario.
Your local pharmacist is also part of the integrated healthcare team available to provide valuable support for quitting smoking. Ask them about your smoking cessation needs.