News & Events
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
Manitoba Renal Program is experiencing high demand for dialysis, particularly in our Winnipeg dialysis units. If a Winnipeg dialysis unit becomes full and a new patient needs to urgently start dialysis there, other more stable patients may be asked to dialyze at another unit.
MRP may ask patients to voluntarily move to another site, including nearby rural sites, just as rural patients sometimes have to dialyze in Winnipeg. When no volunteers are available, patients are selected to dialyze at another site using established criteria. Read More…
PKD Awareness Day
Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day is on September 4. This is a type of kidney disease that is not preventable. Let’s learn a bit more about PKD.
WHO IS AT RISK?
• Family history
HOW IS PKD DIAGNOSED?
• Positive family history
• Ultrasound or other imaging
• Genetic testing Read More…
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/
Fall Lean Keen Kidney Machine Dates
Read more about Lean Keen Kidney Machines here.
Wellness Institute – 1075 Leila Ave
Wednesdays: September 21 – November 23 – 6 pm – 8 pm
Thursdays: September 22 – November 24 – 2 pm – 4 pm
Reh-Fit Centre – 1390 Taylor Ave
Thursdays: September 22 – November 24 – 1pm – 3pm
To Register or for more information call Krista: 631-3039
Exercise Only Classes: **You must have attended one full program in order to register for the exercise only class**
**Mondays: Sept 19 – Nov 21, 1:00 – 2:30pm @ Wellness Institute
**Thursdays: Sept 22 – Nov 24, 1:00 – 2:00pm @ Wellness Institute
**Tuesdays: Sept 20 – Nov 22, 9:30 – 11:00am @ Reh-Fit Centre
**Fridays: Sept 23 – Nov 25, 9:30 – 11:00am @ Reh-Fit Centre
Kidney Awareness Walk Honouring Dialysis Patients Past and Present
Residents of Norway House, Manitoba are making the long trek on foot and by bicycle to Winnipeg in order to raise awareness of kidney disease. Norway House is among many rural and remote First Nations communities affected by chronic kidney disease in Manitoba.
“Kidney disease remains a growing concern in Manitoba, particularly for rural and remote communities,” said Manitoba Renal Program Medical Director Dr. Mauro Verrelli. “We are thrilled that this group is raising awareness about kidney disease and want to acknowledge the long journey they are making to do so.”
While over 130,000 Manitobans have some degree of kidney disease and over 1,500 receiving life-saving dialysis treatment, First Nations people in rural and northern Manitoba often face higher rates due to diabetes and limited access to routine primary and specialty preventative care.
“We definitely want to raise awareness about treatment options but also talk about how we can prevent or slow kidney disease and ultimately prevent dialysis altogether.”
To find out more about how to keep your kidneys healthy click here.