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SINGAPORE – The Nationwide Kidney Basis (NKF) opened a brand new dialysis centre on Monday (Nov 23), 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 Neighborhood 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 sicknesses, whereas neighborhood 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 may be simply transferred to KTPH.
Keppel Company donated $2 million to the NKF for the brand new dialysis centre.
Keppel chief govt Loh Chin Hua mentioned: “Via this partnership, Keppel hopes to assist NKF in guaranteeing that its sufferers are in a position to obtain secure and handy dialysis remedy.”
The brand new dialysis centre is provided 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 solely supply haemodialysis, this centre can cater to a wider group of sufferers, because it additionally provides peritoneal dialysis, the place a cleaning fluid is launched into the stomach via a tube.
Mr Tim Oei, chief govt of NKF mentioned: “This centre supplies complete companies to assist sufferers who select peritoneal dialysis as their most well-liked mode of remedy.”
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