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.
Service animals and pets, other than reptiles or rodents, are allowed. The request for pet visitation to a patient care unit must be directed to the Director/Manager or his/her delegate to determine the appropriateness, time, place and length of visit.