About the Unit

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Location

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Eaton South – 12th Floor​

Hours & Contact

Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

A nurse is on call Monday to Friday, from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Phone: 416 340 5672
Fax: 416 340 4169

Dialysis Start Unit (Room 411)
​Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Phone: ​416 340 5672

What We Do

Our unit provides patients and families the education and training they need to perform peritoneal dialysis at home, on their own. We use two types of dialysis techniques:

  • Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD)
  • Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD)

After patients and families have completed their dialysis training, they practice their first dialysis session in our Innovation Room. The Innovation Room offers a home-like environment, where staff is close by for help.

Training is offered at the following times:

  • Every Wednesday morning,
  • One Monday morning each month
  • One Monday afternoon each month

Dialysis Start Unit (Room 411):

We are also the home of the Dialysis Start Unit, which is available for patients who need to start dialysis urgently.  This allows patients to receive dialysis, and learn about different dialysis treatment options.​​

 Tests/Services

  • Geriatric Nephrology Consult Services
  • Multi-disciplinary team assessment, including medication, evaluation, nutrition, social assessment, and counseling as well as physician and nursing assessment.
  • Home visits (by nurses)
  • Clinic visits, to follow home peritoneal dialysis patients
  • Drop-in visits
  • Phone follow-up for patients, six days a week, and on-call after hours
  • Training & re-training individualized sessions for patients & caregivers
  • Home Dialysis Patient Advisory Council
  • Ongoing education sessions for home dialysis patients & family members

 

Patients are required to complete the required laboratory blood tests prior to the clinic visit.​​

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