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Nephrology Program


 Humber River Hospital’s Nephrology Program is responsible for the management and coordination of Renal Services within the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). It is a leading regional centre for Dialysis Services – one of Toronto’s largest dialysis programs - with a well-established pre-dialysis clinic for thorough patient assessment and monitoring. 

 

Humber River Hospital’s Nephrology Program is world-renowned for having pioneered the Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis Program in Canada. We welcome professionals from across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond who wish to learn about this particular dialysis treatment modality and initiate their own programs.

 

Our reputation in this field is strengthened by our internationally-recognized team of experts and our emphasis on multidisciplinary teamwork. The HRH Nephrology Program Team is comprised of nephrologists, vascular surgeons, registered nurses and registered practical nurses, a Vascular Access Coordinator, a Home Dialysis Coordinator, dialysis assistants, dialysis technologists, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, interventional radiologists, chaplaincy and psychiatrists. Our Program Director is also the Ontario Renal Network Regional Director for the Central LHIN.

 

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 MultiCare Kidney Clinic, patients’ family members, as well as front-line managers, a social worker, a Nephrologist and the Program Director. The PFAC welcomes patient concerns, feedback, and suggestions about the care we provide in our Program.

 

Our patients and families are also supported by our Peer Support Program. This program formalizes the patient-to-patient relationship by connecting those who have experience within our various clinical programs, with new patients. By sharing powerful stories of their own kidney journey, as well as learned coping strategies and successes, peer support volunteers help support 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.

 

Components of the HRH Nephrology Program:

  • In-Centre Hemodialysis 
    • Outpatient and Inpatient 
        • Conventional 
        • Short Daily 
  • MultiCare Kidney Clinic
  • Home Dialysis Services
    • Home Haemodialysis
        • Conventional 
        • Short Daily
        • Nocturnal 
    • Home Peritoneal Dialysis 
        • Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
        • Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis (CCPD)
  • Transition Care Unit
  • Self-Care Dialysis (in association with the free standing Toronto centres)
  • Inpatient Nephrology Unit
  • Transplant Consultation and Coordination

 


 

 

Related Forms:

MultiCare Kidney Clinic, Nephrology Program Referral Form

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Patient Care Reinvented.