2018 – 2019 Year in Review

2018 – 2019 Year in Review

Manitoba Renal Program (MRP) coordinates and delivers kidney health-care services for adults in Manitoba and promotes kidney health through education.

The program is an interdisciplinary team of health-care professionals working together alongside hospitals, regional health authorities, governments and communities to deliver the highest quality kidney health care and kidney health education.


Patient Population – March 2019 Snapshot

1,728
Dialysis Patients
1,812
Stage 4 - 5 CKD Patients
3,850
Stage 1 - 3 CKD Patients

*These numbers represent the status of Manitoba Renal Program as of March 29, 2019 and are not cumulative figures or a representation of figures at any other time of year.

Dialysis Patient Population Location

Patient Population – 2018-2019 Growth

Patient growth increased at a faster rate in during the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year than in the year prior. This year saw net increases of 83 dialysis patients and 390 clinic patients versus numbers of 55 and 159, respectively, the year before.

*Comparing March 2017, 2018 and 2019 MRP Status Reports.

*Approximated numbers based on available electronic Kidney Health Record data, program records and home dialysis and local centre patient population figures.

During 2018, Manitoba Renal Program saw increases in the need for chronic and acute dialysis treatments. There were increasing numbers of new and acute starts in addition to the chronic patient population and dialysis patients visiting urban centres for specialized medical appointments and hospitalizations.

The year’s significant growth led to rapid creation of both permanent and temporary expansions at urban dialysis units in Manitoba. Program and unit staff worked tirelessly to implement added space.

September 2018

St. Boniface Hospital created two temporary stations

September 2018

Brandon’s dialysis unit moved to a 7-day a week dialysis schedule

December 2018

Seven Oaks General Hospital added four temporary stations

January 2019

HSC Winnipeg created five additional dialysis stations


Highlights from the Year

November 14, 2018
Brandon Regional Health Centre announced the expansion of its dialysis services on December 17. Alongside its hemodialysis unit, the centre…
November 14, 2018
June 1, 2019
March marks Kidney Health Month in Canada but is also when World Kidney Day takes place. Our March efforts included…
June 1, 2019