New, Modern Dialysis Facility Coming to Scarborough
Province Investing in Quality Health Care to Address Growing Needs of the Community
Ontario is improving access to care for people with chronic kidney disease in Scarborough, with the addition of more dialysis stations as well as other programs such as diabetes education at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital.
Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Soo Wong, MPP for Scarborough--Agincourt, were at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital's Birchmount Site today to announce that Ontario is providing a grant to help the hospital plan and construct a new dialysis facility.
The new, modern facility will provide treatment to patients with chronic kidney disease and respond to the growing needs of the community. It will accommodate 45 dialysis stations, including 19 new stations and 26 stations that are being relocated from other sites, providing patients and families in Scarborough with better access to the high quality services that they need.
In addition, the new facility will accommodate six home hemodialysis stations relocated from the General site as well as three new home hemodialysis training stations. These stations will be used to train and support patients who are determined to be suitable to perform their own treatment at home, without medical intervention.
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- About 11,300 Ontarians receive dialysis treatment across the province each year.
- Scarborough and Rouge Hospital has three hospital sites (Birchmount, General, and Centenary) and five satellite sites providing a range of health services to the region.
- Scarborough and Rouge Hospital is one of the largest regional kidney disease programs in North America with more than 6,000 patients receiving care.
- Scarborough and Rouge Hospital is one of 26 Regional Chronic Kidney Disease programs in Ontario and one of three Regional Chronic Kidney Disease programs within the Central East Local Health Integration Network.
- The Chronic Kidney Disease Program is an outpatient program that provides patients with a range of specialized services to help them maintain a state of wellness and quality of life while living with chronic kidney disease.
“Our government is committed to providing high quality care closer to home for communities across the province. This investment will improve access to important services for people living with kidney disease in Scarborough, helping them get the care they need in their community for years to come.”
“I am pleased to hear about this announcement at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital. This will mean the hospital will continue to provide quality community-based Regional Dialysis service to better serve the residents in Scarborough, York and Durham regions.”
“SRH is thrilled to receive this support from the Government of Ontario that will allow us to begin the planning and construction of a new community-based facility to meet the growing needs of Scarborough. This new facility will greatly improve patient access to care and provide dialysis treatment close to home for those living with chronic kidney disease. We would like to thank Minister Hoskins and MPP Soo Wong for their ongoing commitment to this project.”