For information about Supportive Care and its services, please call directly at (807) 684-7310 or toll-free at (877) 696-7223 ext. 7310. Self-referrals are welcome.
You can also find information about us on nw.mycancerguide.ca using the access code: northwest
For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.
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.
Coping with a cancer diagnosis can be difficult for people with cancer and their family members. It is normal to experience many different emotions at this time. Worried thoughts, feelings of uncertainty, and changes in one’s health can bring on much added stress. Counsellors with backgrounds in social work and psychology are available to help you adjust to living with cancer and develop strategies for managing your own reactions and the responses of those around you.
Good nutrition is important to help you stay strong, give you energy, help you recover from treatment side effects, and prevent complications related to poor nutrition. A registered dietitian is available to help you find ways to get the nutrition you need, despite some of the eating challenges you may face before, during, or after treatment.
Supportive Care Services at Regional Cancer Care Northwest provides free, confidential services to cancer patients and their family members. Counselling services are available in-person or regionally using the Telemedicine system.
The Supportive Care Services staff can assist cancer patients and their families to:
If you have a cancer diagnosis or are undergoing testing for the possibility of cancer, you and your family members are eligible to access the services described above. No referral is needed. Simply call (807) 684-7310 or toll free at (877) 696-7223 ext. 7310 for more information or to set up an appointment.