The Renal Program has its own entrance south (to the right) of the Main Entrance.
If you ever have questions, you can get directions from one of our friendly volunteers at the Information Desk, across and to the right from the main doors.
For any questions about the North West Regional Renal Program, kidney disease, or your treatments, please contact the Renal Program Front Desk at (807) 684-6158 and you will be connected with someone who can answer your questions.
For general questions about the Health Sciences Centre, please call the Switchboard at (807) 684-6000.
Patients with mobility issues can now exercise their arms, wrists and shoulders while in bed instead of having to be moved to the gym in the Physiotherapy Department. A new, mobile arm ergometer unit, purchased through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, is easily transported to a patient’s bedside for required cardiovascular strengthening and conditioning, increasing accessibility for these patients.
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre North West Regional Renal Program provides a wide range of services to people living in Northwestern Ontario with kidney disease. This includes education, decision making support and treatment provided in the Kidney Clinic, in the dialysis units, as well as pre and post transplant, and living kidney donation care. The goal is to provide the right care at the right time for our patients, knowing that their needs will change at the different stages of kidney disease.
For that reason, our services are customized to each person’s needs. This page will provide you with a general overview of the Regional Renal Program. The care team within the Renal Program will give you specific information you need to know about your own treatment plan.
Follow the lives of two patients who are living with kidney disease. Mona Hardy and Harvey Kakegamic share their stories about diagnosis, living with kidney disease and their treatment choices.
Click to read more and watch the video.