Province commits to expanding dialysis services in Scarborough
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital to receive grant to plan and construct new chronic kidney disease facility
August 30, 2017 – At an announcement earlier today, Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, committed to expanding dialysis services within Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s (SRH) Chronic Kidney Disease program.
“SRH is honoured to receive this support from the Government of Ontario that will allow us to begin the planning and construction of a new community-based facility to meet the growing needs of Scarborough residents,” said Liz Buller, President and CEO of SRH. “This new facility will greatly improve patient access to care and provide dialysis treatment close to home for those living with chronic kidney disease.”
SRH is working with our partners to build the new facility in the Bridletowne neighbourhood of Scarborough. The Bridletowne Neighbourhood Centre (BNC) will become a leading example of integrated health promoting infrastructure in the province of Ontario. A unique partnership between the YMCA of Greater Toronto, the United Way of Toronto and York Region, and SRH, the BNC will bring together community services and health care providers to promote self-management of healthy living and disease prevention to foster a healthy community where people can live, work, learn, and play.
“We would like to thank Minister Hoskins and MPP Soo Wong for their ongoing commitment to making Scarborough a healthy community,” said Terri McKinnon, Vice-Chair of SRH’s Board of Directors.
About Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
At Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH), a quality patient experience comes first. Affiliated with the University of Toronto, SRH consists of three hospital sites (Birchmount, General, and Centenary) and five satellite sites in Scarborough. SRH delivers a broad spectrum of health services to one of the most diverse communities in Canada, including a full-service Emergency Department at each site, advanced maternal and neonatal care in state-of-the-art birthing centres, and specialized paediatric services. SRH is home to a number of regional programs serving the central east Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond, including nephrology, cardiac care, vascular surgery, and vision care, and is recognized as a centre of excellence in orthopaedic surgery, cancer care, and mental health.
About SRH’s Chronic Kidney Disease program
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital is home to one of the largest regional nephrology programs in North America with more than 6,000 patients receiving care. It is one of 26 regional Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) programs in Ontario and one of three regional CKD programs in the Central East Local Health Integration Network. The program includes a 67 haemodialysis station main unit located at SRH’s General site, as well as three satellite dialysis sites based in the community. Together with the Ontario Renal Network, the Ontario Government’s principal advisor on CKD, SRH is committed to providing a person-centred, community-first approach to CKD care and continues to identify opportunities to bring this care closer to home for patients and for their families
Interim Executive Director, Government Relations and Communications
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital