Patients with mobility issues can now exercise their arms, wrists and shoulders while in bed instead of having to be moved to the gym in the Physiotherapy Department. A new, mobile arm ergometer unit, purchased through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, is easily transported to a patient’s bedside for required cardiovascular strengthening and conditioning, increasing accessibility for these patients.
Everyone’s disease and life circumstances are different, and your renal care will be customized to your needs. Below is a basic overview of our care services at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
In most cases, your primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner, etc.) will refer you to a nephrologist (kidney specialist) if he or she suspects that you may have chronic kidney disease (CKD). You may also be referred by doctors in the Emergency Department or another doctor or specialist who may be treating you. The nephrologist will order tests for you, and if you are diagnosed with kidney disease, will refer you to the Renal Program for your continuing care.
This can be an emotional time, so you are encouraged to bring along a family member or trusted friend to your appointments with the renal team members for support and to listen to the information the doctors are giving you.
For further assistance, please call: Multi Care Kidney Clinic - 684-6598
For further assistance, please call: Transplant & Living Kidney Donation - 684-6598
For further assistance, please call: The Hemodialysis Unit - 684-6180
For further assistance, please call: The Peritoneal Dialysis Unit - 684-6156
For further assistance, please call: Home Hemodialysis - 684-6159