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.
Palliative care is a holistic approach to active and supportive care for patients and their families facing a life-threatening illness. The aim is to prevent and ease suffering while promoting an excellent quality of life right up until the end of life. Palliative care can begin at any stage of the disease.
This page provides numerous resources related to palliative care.
Improve the palliative care that you, your team and your service provides by taking LEAP courses.
Cancer Care Ontario Palliative Care Tools https://www.cancercare.on.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=1377&pageId=76967
Links to best-practice tools from around the world to support primary care providers in the delivery of palliative care.
Links to materials and resources about advance care planning. Speak Up Ontario is an initiative of Hospice Palliative Care Ontario to improve awareness of Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning in the Province of Ontario. Ontario has unique requirements with respect to Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning and this website focuses on providing information, tools, and resources specific to the Ontario legal context.