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Tbaytel Tamarack House - A Home Away From Home

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				   ReadPlease Tbaytel Tamarack House is our lodge for regional cancer patients. It spans the entire top floor of the Medical Centre, only metres from the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC).


It encompasses more than 12,000 square feet, with comfortable lounges, an activity room, full kitchen, and twenty rooms with 40 double beds and private washrooms, including two barrier free rooms for patients in wheelchairs.


More than one-third of the approximately 1,500 new cancer patients treated each year at TBRHSC come from regional communities in Northwestern Ontario. Patients travel from as far away as Hearst and White River to the east, and as far west as the Manitoba border. We also receive patients from many northern, remote, and fly-in communities. Many come for complex radiation therapy that requires stays in the community for up to eight weeks at a time. Tamarack House is a ‘home away from home’ for these patients and their families. Tbaytel Tamarack House is open to all regional cancer patients at no cost.


This new lodge was built in 2004, replacing Amethyst House, our 30-year-old former lodge located at the old site. Tbaytel Tamarack House has twice the square footage, a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week schedule, a brilliant view, and quick access to treatment for patients.


The Tbaytel Tamarack House provides many comforts of home for the regional patients and families using the cancer centre. There are laundry facilities, internet access, a full kitchen with food storage areas (patients have the option of bringing food from home), planned activities and a barbeque and balcony, all in a relaxing and bright atmosphere. The facility provides not only a home base for physical treatment, but emotional and spiritual supports for patients and families.


The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, through the Regional Cancer Program, has partnered with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation through the Northen Cancer Fund on Tbaytel Tamarack House. The Northern Cancer Fund, as the sole fundraising arm of the cancer program, continually works to raise funds to help equip and furnish the new lodge.


TBRHSC is proud to provide a Virtual Tour of Tamarack House. The VR Tour has been optimized for viewing with Internet Explorer as your web browser. At the present time, the Virtual Tour is not able to be viewed with the browser Firefox. Click here if you have problems viewing the VR Tour.


Contact Us: For more information, or to reach Tbaytel Tamarack House please call: (807) 684-7799 or Toll Free at (877) 696-7223


Fast Facts
  • 12,400 square feet
  • 2 lounges
  • Activity and games room
  • 20 bedrooms with 40 double beds & en suite bathrooms
  • Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (with some exceptions)
  • Attendant on site 24 hours a day
  • 5th (top) floor of new Medical Centre, separate building beside cancer centre


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Regional Cancer Care
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