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Province Announces Dialysis Funding

On March 18, the Province of Manitoba announced funding for dialysis capacity expansions in Manitoba. The announcement indicates patient capacity will be expanded at several local renal health centres including Thompson, Hodgson, Pine Falls, Portage la Prairie and at the Boundary Trails Health Centre.

Kidney Health Month & World Kidney Day

Kidney disease may not be top of mind for most Manitobans, but one in 10 Manitobans are living with kidney disease. In fact, Manitoba leads the country in rates of end-stage kidney disease. When kidneys stop working, life-sustaining dialysis or a kidney transplant is needed to stay alive.

Manitoba Flood Risk & Home Dialysis Patients

The Province of Manitoba has indicated the risk of flooding is high this spring. For this reason we are requesting that home dialysis patients notify their home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis unit and advise staff if the patient is currently living within a flood zone. Please confirm contact information with the unit at that time….
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Heart Month

The term heart disease covers a range of conditions that affect the health of your heart and cardiovascular system. Our kidneys and our cardiovascular systems are closely linked. Kidneys rely on the heart to pump blood properly, so the kidneys can clean the blood and get rid of things our bodies don’t need like extra…
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What to Know About Missing Dialysis Treatments

Weather can be a challenge when it comes to making it to a dialysis treatment. If weather prevents a patient from making it to a treatment, their care team implements a plan to manage and monitor their health until they can receive a treatment and additional follow up care.

Tender for New Dialysis Unit at Health Sciences Centre

Plans for a new 22-bed dialysis unit at Health Sciences Centre are moving forward. The Manitoba Government announced the project today as the tender process begins.