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Nephrology Program

dialysisHumber River’s Nephrology Program is a leading regional centre for Dialysis Services – one of Toronto’s largest dialysis programs. Our dialysis program promotes a ‘home first’ approach to dialysis, offering patients and families a wide range of home treatment options. We provide dialysis treatments for acutely ill patients in across the hospital such as inpatient areas, the Intensive Care Unit, and the Emergency Department.

Humber River’s Dialysis Program is world-renowned for having pioneered the Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Program in Canada – the first of its kind internationally and one of the largest in the world. We welcome professionals from across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond who wish to learn about this particular dialysis treatment and initiate their own programs.

Our reputation in this field is strengthened by an internationally-recognized team of experts and our emphasis on intra-professional teamwork. The HRH Nephrology team is comprised of nephrologists, vascular surgeons, nurses, dialysis assistants, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers, interventional radiologists, chaplaincy, psychiatrists and dialysis technologists.

We are proud of our Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC), which provides valuable advice to our team to deliver the highest possible quality of care for our patients and their families. This council is made up of patients from our home and hospital-based dialysis programs, our Kidney Care Clinic, patients’ family members, as well as front-line physicians and staff. The PFAC welcomes patient concerns, feedback, and suggestions about the care we provide in our Program.

Our patients are also supported by our Peer Support Program. This Program formalizes the patient-to-patient relationship by connecting patients who have experienced our various clinical programs with new patients. By sharing their powerful stories of self-discovery, coping strategies, and their successes peer support volunteers help support new patients at various points in their illness and treatment. Patients may contact their social worker to connect with a member of the Peer Support Program.

We work with a number of external partners to support our patients. This includes working in collaboration with the Ontario Renal Network (ORN) and the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to manage and coordinate renal services in our area. To provide our patients seamless services in our community, we partner with Community Care Access Centres (CCACs). CCACs are local agencies that provide health care services to help individuals live independently. Talk to a member of our staff for a referral. For more information about CCAC, call 416-222-2241 or visit

Related Forms:
Independent Dialysis Clinic Nephrology Program Referral Form


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