Bringing Care Closer to Home: Hemodialysis Now Available in KI –

6 October 2016

Kitchenuhmayooosib Inninuwug – When Steven Louis Chapman from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation was first diagnosed with kidney failure, he did what most other residents from remote, northern communities have done before him – moved to Thunder Bay for treatment. Now, thanks to the joined efforts of our Hospital, his community, and the Ontario Renal Network, Chapman has been able to return home to rejoin his family and community while he continues his treatment.

Usually, home hemodialysis is set up in the patient’s home, which requires a fair amount of space and resources. That wasn’t an option for Chapman’s house, so his community became involved, and with the help of Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Renal Network, a dialysis self care space was built in the community’s senior centre.

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