News & Events
Patient Education Symposium
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nav Tangri
Sun, 6 Nov, 2016 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
– Kidney Disease, Treatments & Choices
– New exciting research happening right in our province
– The Kidney Foundation of Canada: How We Can Help
– And much, much more!
Advanced registration is required. A renal friendly lunch will be served.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Call us at 204-989-0806 or download and complete the registration form and send it to:
The Kidney Foundation of Canada
1-452 Dovercourt Drive
Winnipeg MB R3Y 1G4
Location: The Norwood Hotel
112 Marion Street
Winnipeg, MB (Map)
Fees: $5 each to offset the cost of renal friendly lunch
Nephrology Health-Care Professionals Day
Thanks for all your hard work MRP staff! You have been integral in ensuring the best care for our patients in all circumstances.
Dr. Mauro Verrelli, Medical Director, Dr. Claudio Rigatto, Associate Medical Director, Betty Lou Burke, Program Director & Alan Weber, Administrative Director
Also, a recent email from an MRP patient stated:
“Not enough thanks could ever be enough for those who keep all of us patients going and alive everyday. A heart felt thank you to all who keep us patients returning for our needed and wonderful treatments!!!
I cannot thank you all enough myself, but a warm thank you from all patients. I hope this makes a difference for you that look after us.” – MRP Patient email submission, September 2016
Patient Transfers to Other Units/Centres
While Manitoba Renal Program provides kidney health care for individuals from all across Manitoba, new dialysis patients start their hemodialysis treatment in Winnipeg or Brandon. To ensure continued access for new dialysis patients, we may transfer other suitable dialysis patients to another dialysis centre. This transfer might be to another dialysis centre in Winnipeg or a dialysis centre in another regional health authority.
MRP Year in Review 2015-2016
Our 2015-2016 Year in Review is available to view here on our website. This review highlights some of our activities that happened through the year and also summarizes some of our program statistics including that our patient population grew by 484 patients between April 2015 and April 2016.
Orange Shirt Day
Some of our renal staff wore orange for Orange Shirt Day on Friday, September 30. The day honours residential school survivors and is a day to come together in the spirit of reconciliation. To learn more about the story behind Orange Shirt Day you can visit orangeshirtday.org. Featured in this photo are some of our Seven Oaks General Hospital renal staff (l to r), Dr. Komenda, Cindy Skidmore and Dr. Rigatto.
Survey from Kidney Foundation of Canada
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is conducting a survey of dialysis patients about the economic burden. If you are a dialysis patient please consider participating. http://fluidsurveys.com/s/financial_burden/