Out of Province Patients Visiting Manitoba
The number of patients accepted for transient dialysis and the duration of their stay in the Manitoba Renal Program is limited and may be restricted or unavailable depending on capacity available within the 20 dialysis centres in the province.
If a transient request is approved, we may accommodate up to three transient dialysis treatments when space is available. We recommend planning a minimum of six weeks in advance and require that the home dialysis unit forward all of the necessary medical information to our dialysis unit as soon as possible. Upon receipt of the information, the MRP Medical Director will review the information to determine acceptance for Hemodialysis in Manitoba.
Please be advised that acceptance is subject to cancellation of the dialysis treatment with one week’s notice. Please contact our office approximately three days prior to departure to confirm the time and place of the dialysis treatment. Manitoba dialysis units currently have VRE and MRSA positive patients who are on isolation. To prevent patients from accidentally bringing resistant bacteria into Manitoba, we require that your dialysis unit perform bacterial cultures (as per MRSA & VRE Screening Policy for Transient Dialysis Patients) one week prior to treatment here. If these cultures show antibiotic-resistant organisms, this patient will not be permitted to dialyze in Manitoba.
We hope you understand this policy is to protect all patients .If your patient requires medications, including EPO (Erythropoietin), they are required to bring these medications with them. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office for further information.
When contacting Manitoba Renal Program, you will be asked for the following information: