The Manitoba Renal Program (MRP) is made up of an interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals working together to provide the highest quality kidney care and kidney education. MRP’s streams include Renal Health Outreach (prevention and education), Renal Health Clinics and Dialysis Units. Renal Health Outreach initiatives are applied throughout the province to increase awareness in an effort to help prevent chronic kidney disease and the progression of existing chronic kidney disease. Renal Health Clinics join newly diagnosed and/or progressing patients with an interdisciplinary team of health-care providers to treat reversible problems and begin therapies to prevent, delay and/or decrease the development of chronic renal failure thereby slowing the rate of progression to end stage renal disease. If a patient presents with severe or acute kidney disease, they are admitted immediately and seen by a nephrologist. For patients who require renal replacement therapy, our team works with the individual to determine which type of dialysis is best suited to their medical needs and lifestyle. In some cases, transplantation may also be suitable.
For a complete listing of our sites, including dialysis units, Renal Health Clinics and rural facilities please see our Locations page.
The Renal Health interdisciplinary team consists of:
- social workers
- occupational therapists
- unit clerks and assistants
- aboriginal liaison and spiritual care providers
- fitness and wellness coordinator
- your family doctor
- home care nurses
- your community health providers
- regional health authorities
- and many others