News

Home > NewsPatient NewsStaff News > Rural Units Expanding Dialysis Capacity

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.

Latest News

May 14, 2021 | News Staff Profiles

Paul John Bejarin is incredibly proud to be a hemodialysis nurse. He works at St. Boniface hospital in the hemodialysis…

Read Full Story

May 7, 2021 | News Staff News Staff Profiles

Ruben Medrano has been working in health care in Winnipeg his whole adult life. The 51-year-old started his career early,…

Read Full Story

April 21, 2021 | News Staff News

Many in-centre hemodialysis patients in Winnipeg and Brandon were able to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in their dialysis units recently.

Read Full Story