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About the Manitoba Renal Program

The Manitoba Renal Program is responsible for providing care to people with chronic kidney disease.

Currently, about 1,200 patients receive dialysis treatment through the Manitoba Renal Program, with another 4,000 patients monitored through the program's renal clinics. More than 275 Manitobans start dialysis treatment every year.

The Manitoba Renal Program employs staff members at three major renal centres located at St. Boniface Hospital, Seven Oaks General Hospital and Health Sciences Centre.

In Winnipeg, care for patients is provided through the Manitoba Renal Program, which is funded by the Winnipeg Health Region. Patients in later stages of chronic kidney disease are monitored by a multidisciplinary team that includes a physician, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, and social worker.

Manitoba Renal Program kidney disease prevention strategies and active projects include:

  • Renal Health Outreach Initiative
  • Earlier identification of kidney disease with enhanced reporting on blood tests.
  • Development of kidney specialist referral pathways for family physicians that advise screening of high risk groups, and identify elective, urgent, or emergent referrals, to shorten wait times.
  • Development of simple treatment pathways for family physicians to use for routine, proven, care of patients identified to have kidney disease.
  • Development of telemedicine clinics to increase access to kidney specialist care for remote inhabitants.
  • Integration of care by partnering with other (non kidney) medical specialists and providers that care for patients that have, or are at risk of developing, kidney disease.
  • Implementation of an electronic kidney patient database which will help expedite care.
  • Participation in national quality initiative and research programs to improve patient care.

Source: Manitoba Renal Program

Wave: March / April 2010

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Wave is published six times a year by the Winnipeg Health Region in cooperation with the Winnipeg Free Press. It is available at newsstands, hospitals and clinics throughout Winnipeg, as well as McNally Robinson Books.

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