WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has put out a tender for the construction of a 22-station hemodialysis unit at Health Sciences Centre.
The Manitoba Renal Program will benefit from the additional kidney dialysis stations to be located in HSC’s diagnostic centre.
“This new addition to the Manitoba Renal Program will expand our capacity to further ensure timely access for our patients to this critically important treatment within the region,” said Real Cloutier, president and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
The province says up to 132 patients will be able to access hemodialysis services at the site at full capacity.
Hemodialysis uses a machine to remove blood from the body, clean it and return it to the body. Peritoneal dialysis cycles a solution into and out of the stomach through a tube to collect and get rid of waste and fluid.
There are currently more than 1,700 people with kidney failure receiving life-saving dialysis treatment in Manitoba including 385 patients on home dialysis. An additional 5,495 Manitobans are being treated for stages one to five chronic kidney disease.