A new Provincial Renal Clinic will provide better support, resources, and life-sustaining care for Islanders living with chronic kidney disease.
The province is investing $2.1 million to construct the new clinic at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital starting next week, with a completion date near the end of October.
Health and Wellness Minister Robert Mitchell says the new 6,000 square-foot clinic will include eight patient care/exam rooms. That’s double the number operating in the current shared space at the QEH’s Ambulatory Care Centre.
Mitchell says there will also be a patient training room, a family conference room, clinical work space, meeting rooms, offices for program staff, and storage space for renal equipment.
PEI’s renal services support 240 Islanders with peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, post-kidney transplants, and those with early onset chronic kidney disease.