The provincial government is investing in a new health clinic to treat Islanders with chronic kidney disease.
The 2.1 million dollar Provincial Renal Clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital will offer services that include dialysis and post-kidney transplant care. Construction will begin this coming week.
The clinic will accomadate more patients.
Health Minister Robert Mitchell says current services support about 240 Islanders.
Mitchell says there will be a patient training room, a family conference room, clinical work space, meeting rooms, offices for program staff, and storage space for renal equipment.