The average number of patients receiving ultrasound therapy in the Physiotherapy Department has doubled with the addition of a new ultrasound machine, thanks to Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant. Ultrasound therapy is given to patients before an operation to improve surgical outcomes, and after an operation to reduce scarring, improve mobility and reduce pain.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is committed to efficiency in all aspects of our health care facility.
At Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, we recognize the critical relationship between environmental health and public health. We aim to limit any impact on the environment resulting from the operation of our health care facility. Our energy management plan addresses the interconnected issues of indoor environmental quality, energy use, and efficient facility operations.
Energy management initiatives can produce environmental, economic and social benefits, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, cost avoidance and increasing savings. As concerns surrounding energy availability and cost continue to rise, an energy management plan is a proactive step toward an effective long-term solution. Energy efficient capital and operating process improvements are key components to utilizing our resources wisely and providing an optimal environment for patient care.
The purpose of Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre’s energy management plan is to promote sustainable stewardship of our environment and community resources. Our energy management program will aim to reduce operating costs while enabling us to provide excellent, efficient, and compassionate service to all those we serve in the community and region. The plan will also meet the requirements outlined in the Green Energy Act, 2009, O. Reg. 397/11.
Ontario’s Green Energy Act was created to expand renewable energy generation, encourage energy conservation and promote the creation of clean energy jobs. The following Energy Usage & Conservation-Demand Management Plan is written in accordance with the Green Energy Act, 2009, O. Reg. 397/11.