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January 23, 2020 | News, Patient News, Staff News

Several Manitoba dialysis units are expanding their capacity this year. The Dauphin Regional Health Centre, in the Prairie Mountain Health region, is opening an evening dialysis shift to accommodate an additional 12 patients starting in March.

Other units opening up additional space in March include:

  • Portage General Hospital will be adding capacity for an additional six patients. (Southern Health region)
  • Boundary Trails Health Centre will be adding capacity for an additional six patients. (Southern Health region)

Pine Falls Health Complex, in the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority, also added capacity for six patients this January while Swan Valley Health Centre (Prairie Mountain Health) added space for four patients in August of 2019.

This addition of capacity for 34 more patients means rural units in Manitoba will be able to accommodate an additional 5,304 dialysis treatments annually.

“As Manitoba’s rates of kidney failure continue to rise, expanding these services means more Manitobans will receive this vital treatment as close to home as possible. At the same time, we continue to work alongside partners and care providers on efforts to prevent or delay kidney failure when possible.”

– Dr. Mauro Verrelli, medical director of the Manitoba Renal Program

Read the Manitoba Government news release here.

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