When patients first start hemodialysis, they often begin treatment in hospital. In Saskatchewan, we have hemodialysis units in Lloydminster, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Tisdale. In Saskatoon, the hemodialysis unit is located at St. Paul's Hospital.
Once a patient on hemodialysis is deemed medically stable, they can be referred to community-based hemodialysis or home hemodialysis.
The Cameco Community Renal Health Centre offers community-based hemodialysis to patients who have been assessed as medically stable and are able to receive dialysis in a less acute environment. The centre has 18 dialysis stations and serves patients from central and northern Saskatchewan.
Community-based dialysis is intended to create a patient-friendly community setting that enables dialysis patients to develop greater independence and control over their disease and treatment.
A year later, the centre was renamed the Cameco Community Renal Health Centre in recognition of the significant contribution that Cameco made to support kidney health.St. Paul’s Hospital established the Community Renal Health Center in 2007 based on the desire to offer a broader continuum of care for patients requiring dialysis.
The Centre is located at 1623-20th Street West in Saskatoon.
Home hemodialysis is similar to the dialysis done in a dialysis unit, but it is done in your own home with a smaller, more user-friendly machine. It can be done for seven to eight hours while you sleep at night or during the day for three to four hours, five days per week.
self-refer or be referred to home hemodialysis by renal staff.
Click here for frequently asked questions about home hemodialysis.
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