By writer to www.sasktoday.ca
Official grand opening of the Meadow Lake dialysis unit.
MEADOW LAKE — Sufferers in northwest Saskatchewan now have entry to hemodialysis providers nearer to residence.
A brand new six-bed satellite tv for pc hemodialysis unit in Northwest Well being Facility (NHF) in Meadow Lake has been formally opened.
Operational since March and staffed by specifically educated nurses, the brand new dialysis unit can accommodate six sufferers at one time, and runs twice per day, accommodating 12 sufferers.
Usually, hemodialysis sufferers obtain three, four-hour remedies per week. Eligible sufferers can now entry dialysis providers nearer to residence, eliminating the burden of getting to journey to different places within the province for therapy. A affected person’s eligibility will likely be decided after assessing their danger components in addition to therapy plan to make sure they meet the standards for protected applicable care within the satellite tv for pc unit.
“Meadow Lake is at present probably the most northern satellite tv for pc dialysis clinic with different northern satellite tv for pc clinics situated in Prince Albert, Tisdale and North Battleford,” Saskatchewan Well being Authority Chief Working Officer Derek Miller.
“The SHA is at present planning for an extra satellite tv for pc clinic to be situated in La Ronge.”
The Saskatchewan Authorities has budged $700,000 in ongoing funding for unit operations and improved entry to kidney well being providers for space residents. The federal government’s preliminary funding was $2.65 million for building of the unit, with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council and Indigenous Companies Canada offering $1.05 million for tools and furnishings.
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