For questions including information about Child Life Services, please call the Paediatric Team directly at (807) 684-6514.
For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.
A new image guidance system is helping surgeons pinpoint locations in the body with precise accuracy for procedures such as pinpointing a brain tumour of finding an exact insertion spot of a spinal screw thanks to a $230,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. This level of precision means less damage to healthy tissue during surgery resulting in better outcomes, reduced pain and shorter recovery times for patients.
Staying as an inpatient at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre can be very stressful for anyone, but especially for children. Aside from whatever medical issue brought them to hospital, it can be traumatic just being away from their own home and bed. Children may experience fear, confusion, and unfamiliarity.
Child Life Services can help. With the support of a child life specialist, children can master these feelings through play, education, and support, and help them understand the reasons why they are here. The program also offers a number of distractions for the children including toys, games, video games, and DVDs to help pass the time and take their minds off things.
For more information, ask your nurse about how Child Life Services can help your child – and your family – have a more positive stay.