Dialysis

Hemodialysis is a process that filters and cleans the blood of toxins for those patients whose kidneys have failed. The majority of patients on hemodialysis come for treatment three times a week for an average of four hours per treatment.

Transplantation is always an option for end stage renal disease.  Patients must be screened to determine eligibility for transplant based on patient age and health.  When transplant is an option, these patients’ workups will be shared between Hawkesbury and The Ottawa Hospital as partners.
The Hawkesbury Hemodialysis Unit is a satellite unit of The Ottawa Hospital Hemodialysis service and treats stable outpatients. 

Within our program, the number of patients with end-stage kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy is increasing at approximately 10% per year. The program is committed to meeting the special needs of these patients and, indeed, all patients with kidney, fluid, and / or electrolyte abnormalities.

Currently, the Hawkesbury site has 8 patient stations and can accommodate 2 patients per day in each station for a total of 32 patients.

The nephrologists from The Ottawa Hospital visit our service twice per month.

List of services:• Registered Dietician
• Social Worker
• Patient / Physician Nephrology Visits
• Ottawa Transplant services

Do clients require a referral from their doctor in order to have access to the service?Yes

Hours and days of operation:  7:00 AM to 18:00 PM, Monday to Saturday

Public phone number and/or email. :
(613) 632-1111, ext. 52504

Useful Links• The Ottawa Hospital
• The Canadian Kidney Foundation
• Camp Dorset for hemodialysis patients

Other informationWe accept Quebec patients as well as out-of-town/out-of-province patient visitors via The Ottawa Hospital referral process.

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