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The Nationwide Kidney Basis (NKF) opened a brand new dialysis centre on Monday, the primary to be constructed inside a hospital compound so sufferers can entry totally different medical remedies extra simply.
The dialysis centre is positioned inside Yishun Group Hospital (YCH), which is adjoining to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH).
KTPH is an acute hospital the place sufferers obtain short-term remedies like operations for extreme accidents or diseases, whereas group hospitals like YCH deal with their restoration afterwards.
With the brand new centre, a dialysis affected person discharged from KTPH after coronary heart surgical procedure, for instance, can obtain each rehabilitative care and dialysis at YCH.
Likewise, a dialysis affected person at YCH who requires acute remedy will be simply transferred to KTPH.
Keppel Corp donated $2 million to NKF for the brand new dialysis centre.
Keppel chief govt Loh Chin Hua mentioned: “By means of this partnership, Keppel hopes to assist NKF in making certain that its sufferers are in a position to obtain protected and handy dialysis remedy.”
The brand new dialysis centre is supplied with 22 stations, which might serve as much as 132 haemodialysis sufferers.
They’re handled by inserting two needles – one to take away the blood and the opposite to return cleansed blood to the physique.
In contrast to different NKF centres which provide solely haemodialysis, this centre can cater to a wider group of sufferers because it additionally affords peritoneal dialysis, the place a cleaning fluid is launched into the stomach by means of a tube.
Mr Tim Oei, chief govt of NKF, mentioned: “This centre offers complete providers to assist sufferers who select peritoneal dialysis as their most popular mode of remedy.”
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