Northern Lights Launch
The Northern Lights initiative is how first responders are letting hospital patients know that they have our support and that we’re wishing them well.
The “Northern Lights” initiative will see our local first responders meeting at the hospital on the last Wednesday of each month. At 7:30 p.m. emergency lights activated and the vehicles paraded once around the circle roadway of the hospital before departing the grounds.
Participating agencies include:
* Thunder Bay Police Service
* Thunder Bay Fire Rescue
* Superior North EMS
* Ontario Provincial Police
* Anishinabek Police Service
* CN Police
* CP Police
* East Gorham Fire and Rescue
The goal of this initiative is to acknowledge patients and families that are currently receiving care in the hospital and reinforce that emergency first responder are supporting their journey to a healthy life.
For some individuals, their stay at the hospital began with a sudden crisis situation that required intervention by first responders.
Many times these interactions are difficult and unpleasant, and can put up lifelong barriers. Patients especially will feel a sense of support from those outside of the Hospital, and comfort in the knowledge that people in the community are thinking of them during their hospital stay.