As of September 3rd, additional dialysis shifts will be available to patients on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons.
The extra hours will be able accommodate 4 more patients, three times a week.
The unit’s new hours of operation are 6:45am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday.
There are currently over 15 hundred patients on dialysis within Alberta Kidney Care North which is made up of a geographical area that includes central and northern Albert.
Executive Director of Alberta Kidney Care North, Sandi Vanderzee, “The demand for dialysis continues to increase and spots are currently at a premium, by creating this additional capacity in Peace River, we’re able to increase access and serve more patients closer to home.”
For more information about dialysis services and Alberta Kidney Care North, visit www.ahs.ca