The Renal Program has its own entrance south (to the right) of the Main Entrance.
If you ever have questions, you can get directions from one of our friendly volunteers at the Information Desk, across and to the right from the main doors.
For any questions about the North West Regional Renal Program, kidney disease, or your treatments, please contact the Renal Program Front Desk at (807) 684-6158 and you will be connected with someone who can answer your questions.
For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.
Thanks to a Volunteer Association/Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, renal patients now have access to new tuck-away belts that comfortably and safely house the patient’s catheter, keep it clean between uses, and hold it in the appropriate position on the abdomen. Over 100 belts have been purchased to provide to patients who can’t afford them. As well, aging hemodialysis machines are replaced annually through grants from the Health Sciences Foundation.
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre North West Regional Renal Program provides a wide range of services to people living in Northwestern Ontario with kidney disease. This includes education, decision making support and treatment provided in the Multi-Care Kidney Clinic, in the dialysis units, as well as pre and post transplant, and living kidney donation care. The goal is to provide the right care at the right time for our patients, knowing that their needs will change at the different stages of kidney disease.
For that reason, our services are customized to each person’s needs. This page will provide you with a general overview of the Regional Renal Program. The care team within the Renal Program will give you specific information you need to know about your own treatment plan.
Follow the lives of two patients who are living with kidney disease. Mona Hardy and Harvey Kakegamic share their stories about diagnosis, living with kidney disease and their treatment choices.
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