Patient Transfers to Other Units/Centres

Patient Transfers to Other Units/Centres

While the Manitoba Renal Program provides kidney health care for individuals from all across Manitoba, new dialysis patients start their hemodialysis treatment in Winnipeg or Brandon

To ensure continued access for new and hospitalized dialysis patients in Winnipeg and Brandon hospitals, we may transfer other dialysis patients to another dialysis centre.

Your care may be transferred to another dialysis centre in Winnipeg or another dialysis centre outside of Winnipeg in another regional health authority.

The Manitoba Renal Program coordinates kidney care at three hospitals in Winnipeg, one hospital in Brandon and 16 sites in rural and northern Manitoba. Your health-care team at these sites includes kidney doctors, nurses, social workers, dietitians, pharmacists, technologists, therapists, unit clerks and health-care attendants. The team may also include medical students and nursing students as well as other students training for a career in health care. Some of your team may be on site while others are available by telephone and/or MBTelehealth.

Patients being transferred to one of the 16 Local Renal Health Centres are assessed to ensure they are suitable to dialyze in a local centre. Patient care is nurse-managed and nurses consult with physicians weekly and as needed to ensure optimal patient care. When choosing patients to transfer from one dialysis unit to another, the health-care team takes into consideration many factors.

We understand that transferring to another site is a change, but please know you will still receive the highest quality kidney health care. We will do our best to give you as much notice as possible and help you resolve any concerns before the transfer.

We try our best to accommodate your wishes but in order to provide care to all our patients, your dialysis times and days, as well as your dialysis unit, may have to change. Thank you for your understanding. Please feel free to speak to any member of your health-care team if you have any questions or concerns. You can also speak to a unit manager.