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Regional Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Program at Trillium Health Partners

The Regional CKD Program cares for patients with diminished kidney function and provides dialysis support when a patient's kidneys are no longer functioning adequately. The renal team works collaboratively with several transplant centres to prepare patients with kidney disease for transplants. Patients with functioning kidney transplants may have their on-going clinic follow-up care provided by our renal team.

The Renal Program at CVH is a regional program which consists of the following components:

  • Regional Nephrology Clinic
  • Kidney Care Clinic (Formerly Progressive Renal Insufficiency Clinic)
  • Transplant Follow-up Clinic
  • Home Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Home Hemodialysis
  • Hemodialysis (Credit Valley Hospital site & Renal Care Centre site)
  • 2B In-patient Nephrology Unit

The services provided by the Renal Program are distributed amongst two locations. Click on location below for further information:

Credit Valley Hospital Site
2200 Eglinton Ave W


Renal Care Centre
75 Watline Ave
Suites 121, 125 and 139.


Information regarding renal services:
The Renal program consists of the following components:

 

Regional Nephrology Clinic

The Regional Nephrology Clinic is the single entry point for all patients into THP's Regional CKD Program, making it easier for primary care providers and patients and their families to access the most appropriate care. The clinic features a previously unavailable, standardized and convenient central intake process to support easy and timely referrals by primary care providers and specialists. Ensuring patients receive the most appropriate and timely care is critical to slowing the progression of chronic kidney disease and delaying the need for dialysis.

The clinic incorporates chronic disease management best practices and is aligned with the Ontario Renal Network – a province-wide group that is working to improve the quality of care and treatment for current and future patients with chronic kidney disease.

Directions to the Regional Nephrology Clinic at Credit Valley Hospital

The Regional Nephrology Clinic is located on the main floor (level 2) of the Carlo Fidani Peel Regional Cancer Centre and Ambulatory Care building. When you enter through the main entrance of the hospital, turn right and proceed down the hallway past Renal. Continue past the "Leaf" elevators until you reach the sign for the Diabetes Care Centre and the Regional Nephrology Clinic will be on your right.
For help with directions you can also speak to our volunteers at the Information Desk directly inside the main entrance.
The Regional Nephrology Clinic at Credit Valley Hospital new telephone number is (905) 813-3951.

Kidney Care Clinic (formerly Progressive Renal Insufficiency Clinic):

Contact Information
Location: Renal Care Centre – Suite 121 (See Map & Info above)
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8am – 4 pm
Telephone Number: (905) 813-4244
Fax. Number: (905) 813-4494
The goal of the Kidney Care Clinic is to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to optimize wellness and delay the progression of kidney disease for individuals with advanced kidney failure. This is done through ongoing patient and family education to better manage hypertension, anemia and diabetes. Education is provided regarding available treatment options such as various methods of dialysis and transplant to help prepare patients and families for the time when dialysis may become necessary. Each patient followed in this clinic is assigned a primary nurse who facilitates their care along with the support of the nephrologists (kidney specialist), dietitians, pharmacists, and social worker.

Transplant Follow-up Clinic

Contact Information
Location: Renal Care Centre, - Suite 121 (SEE: Map & Info above)
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8am – 4 pm
Telephone Number: (905) 813-4244
Fax. Number: (905) 813-4494
The transplant clinic provides follow-up care for renal transplant patients who have undergone a kidney transplant at a transplant center and whose condition is now stable enough for follow up in their own community.
 
Each of the transplant patients is assigned a primary nurse who facilitates their care along with the support of the multi-disciplinary team as necessary.

Home Dialysis

Home dialysis therapies (home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) provide the opportunity to dialyze more frequently and with longer duration than conventional hospital-based hemodialysis treatments. Patient health outcomes can be improved while at the same time enabling self-management of dialysis in the patient's home. Home dialysis therapies allow patients to schedule dialysis around their lifestyle needs.
Patients on home therapies generally have fewer dietary restrictions,, increased appetite, more energy and feel better than patients who receive  hemodialysis in a hospital environment. In addition, they often require fewer medications. Home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis are easier on the body and therefore patients are less likely to experience side effects from these treatments as compared to hospital based hemodialysis.

Our program has dedicated staff that will ensure patients have sufficient training and support to be successful in the long-term.  We also have partnerships with community care agencies to provide dialysis support if it is required.

To learn more about these treatments please speak to a member of our renal care team.

Home Peritoneal Dialysis (HPD) Unit

Contact Information
Location: Renal Care Centre – Suite 121 (SEE: Map & Info above)
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8am – 4 pm

HPD Nurse is On-Call: evenings, weekends and holidays for telephone support via hospital locating.
Telephone Number: (905) 813-4230
Fax. Number: (905) 813-4494
The Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit provides a multi-disciplinary program of care, education, and support, in an outpatient setting, for patients with end stage renal disease who wish to maintain their independence by performing their peritoneal dialysis in their home. Their home peritoneal dialysis may be done either by the patient themselves or with help from their family.
Each patient is assigned a primary nurse before starting Home Peritoneal Dialysis (HPD) therapy. The primary nurse will assess each patient and plan their care in collaboration with the patient, their family and other members of the renal health team. Each patient (and family member when appropriate), completes an individualized education and training program usually at the Renal Care Centre before performing HPD in their home. The nurse customarily visits the patient's home the day they start home therapy and when additional training support is needed. Patients have regular clinic visits every four to six weeks with the renal health team. Currently the HPD program cares for approximately 130 - 140 patients.

Home Hemodialysis Unit

Contact Information
Location: Renal Care Centre – Suite 139 (SEE: Map & Info above)
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday, 7am-6pm
Telephone Number: (905) 813-4126

The home hemodialysis unit provides multi-disciplinary program of care, education, and support, in an outpatient setting, for patients with end stage renal disease who wish to maintain their independence by performing their own hemodialysis at home.

Each patient is assigned a primary nurse as they come onto the program. The nurse will assess the patient and plan their care along with the patient, family and other team members. Each patient completes a customized education program approximately six weeks in length before performing their own home hemodialysis dialysis. Nurses visit the patients in the home on a quarterly basis.  The hemodialysis prescription is individualized to each specific patient.

In-Centre Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis is provided at both the Credit Valley Hospital and the Renal Care Centre sites.  In total, there are 80 chronic hemodialysis treatment stations available between the two sites.

Located near main entrances at both sites, there is easy access for patients and their families.

Members of the interdisciplinary team (social workers, dietitians, and pharmacists) are located at both sites to assist with patient and family needs. The vascular access coordinator provides support for both sites.

Hemodialysis - Credit Valley Hospital Site

Contact Information
Location: Main Floor (2nd floor), of new building (F block) beside the leaf elevator of the Credit Valley Hospital
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday, 7:00 am to 11:00 pm
24 hour on-call coverage for emergency treatments
Telephone Number: 905-813-2672
FAX Number: 905-813-4278
 The Credit Valley hospital site is a combined in-patient and out-patient dialysis centre offering 56 chronic treatment stations.
The Credit Valley site is divided into three Care Centers, each with a central nursing station providing full visibility of all stations. The unit offers natural light where possible and a soothing colour palette. Each dialysis station is nine feet wide and includes a storage unit for personal belongings, a television and a telephone.

 

Ceiling lifts have been added to each care center to assist with the transfer of patients. This enhances patient comfort and security during transfers and decreases the risk of injury for patients and staff.

A procedure room is available to provide privacy when required for special medical procedures. Isolation rooms are also available when indicated to help control the risk of infections.

CVH site has the capability of providing hemodialysis for acutely ill in-patient in other areas of the hospital such as ICU,CCU, 2B, 3B and Emergency.

Hemodialysis - Renal Care Centre Site

Contact Information
Location: Renal Care Centre - Suite 125 (SEE: Map & Info above)
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday, 6:30 am to 11:00 pm
Telephone: (905)-813-4240
FAX: (905)813-4248
The Renal Care Centre offers an alternative environment to a hospital setting and has 24 patient treatment stations. The architectural design of the large skylight incorporated within the dialysis unit provides a soothing environment for dialysis patients and family while on treatment. This unit also creates a bright and open concept which promotes patient comfort. Free parking for patients and family is available at the Renal Care Centre.​