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.
Your safety is part of our plan of care. It is characterized by openness in incident reporting to help reduce error. We will take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety of patients, staff, visitors, physicians, learners and volunteers.
As a partner with us, you have a right to be informed about your condition and treatment plan, and participate in decisions about your care. We will explain what medications or treatments we are giving, along with the reasons, risks, benefits, and possible side effects.