Ontario is providing a grant to Scarborough and Rouge Hospital to help the hospital plan and construct a new dialysis facility as well as helping fund other programs including diabetes education.
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital is one of the largest regional kidney disease programs in North America, with over 6,000 patients receiving care. It 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. These are outpatient programs that provide patients with a range of specialized services to help them maintain a good quality of living while living with chronic kidney disease.
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 facilities.
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, which will be used to train and support patients who wish to perform their own treatment at home, without medical intervention.
“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,” said Elizabeth Buller, president and chief executive officer, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, in a press release. “This new facility will greatly improve patient access to care and provide dialysis treatment close to home for those living with chronic kidney disease.”