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.
As an academic health sciences centre (teaching hospital) Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre has a mission to advance world-class Patient and Family Centred Care in academic, research-based acute care environment. Services are provided for people of Northwestern Ontario, a geographical area the size of France. We recognize the importance of partnering with our patients and families to meet the needs and priorities of our community.
A patient or patient’s family member that has experienced care within the past two years who are:
Patient Family Advisors share their valuable insights and first-hand knowledge of how services impact patients. Patient Family Advisors help us meet the needs and priorities of our patients, families and community.
Patient Family Advisors have direct input and influence the policies, programs and practices that shape the care and services that people receive at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
You decide how much time you volunteer as a Patient Family Advisor. It may be a one-time activity, such as sharing your hospital experience to healthcare providers. It may involve participation in a committee, working group, or team.
To accommodate Patient Family Advisors residing in another city or community, teleconference or videoconference is available for those who are not in Thunder Bay.
Free parking passes are given when volunteering at a Patient Family Advisor activity.
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The Patient Family Advisor application process includes:
If you are interested in becoming a Patient Family Advisor, please contact: