Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Province Investing in Quality Health Care to Address Growing Needs of the Community
Scarborough, ON – Aug 30, 2017
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.
Ontario is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, public transit, roads and bridges in the province’s history.
Ontario is increasing access to care, reducing wait times and improving the patient experience through its Patients First Action Plan for Health Care and OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare – protecting health care today and into the future.
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