Today I was joined by my colleagues Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education and MPP for Scarborough- Guildwood, at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital's Birchmount Site to announce the expansion of a new dialysis facility in Scarborough- Agincourt.
I want to thank Mayor Tory, Councillor Kelly, Councillor Lee, and Elizabeth Buller, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, for their continuous support for the proposed Bridletowne Hub. As well, I would like to thank local residents Lai Chu and Pat Sherman for their vision, collaboration and support in this unique community project.
The Province 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.
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.
For more information, visit: https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2017/08/new-modern-dialysis-facility-coming-to-scarborough.html
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