An increasing number of people in our west-end community need dialysis care, St. Joe’s received 32,200 dialysis care visits annually.
At St. Joseph’s we offers a comprehensive range of services for patients at risk of kidney failure or who are in the later stages of kidney disease. We have dialysis centres in the Health Centre and in the community.
Many of our neighbours with kidney disease are treated in our Regional Dialysis Program. They are here at least 150 times per year, for up to four hours at a time.
In addition to having dialysis centres in the Health Centre and in the community, we are pleased to expand with our new Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre. The expanded centre now has the capacity to accommodate up to 21-24? patients at a time (double what we have now), include four isolation rooms, private areas for patients, families, staff, and physicians, as well as large windows for natural light.
Thanks to the support of the government and Salah Bachir, a resident of the west-end and St. Joe’s dialysis patient, we are able to continue to keep the Promise of better care for dialysis patients.