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.
Most primary care providers have patients who are living with cancer. Our understanding of cancer as a chronic disease and new advances in palliative care are not just for cancer specialists. This page provides information about current course and CPD offerings from Cancer Care Ontario and the Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative (LEAP) Care designed to help all health care providers improve their skills in these areas. Eligible participants receive CPD credits.