News & Events

Spring Exercise Program Session Starts End of April

The spring session of Lean Keen Kidney Machines is starting at the end of April. Registration starts now! LKKM helps people living with all stages of kidney disease incorporate more physical activity into their lives which can have positive impacts on their health.

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. Read More…

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. Read More…

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.

It is also very important to let us know if you are being (or have been) evacuated from your home community.

  1. If possible, tell evacuation coordinators you are a home dialysis patient.
  2. Contact your dialysis program/unit once you are at a safe location.
  3. Make sure the dialysis unit/program has your current contact information and location.

Please notify your unit as soon as possible so they can help make sure you have access to dialysis treatment and/or supplies as needed.

It is very important for us to have all the right information about where you are living and how to get a hold of you. By letting us know of any changes, we can continue to provide the best and most appropriate care for you.

Other tips:

  • Ensure you have an up-to-date list of your medications and take it with you
  • Ensure you have about two weeks worth of medication supply

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 waste and water. Read More…