A growing number of Islanders are seeking access to dialysis services which provide life-sustaining treatment. Today I am pleased to announce that these services have become more accessible with the opening of the new Dialysis Centre at the Prince County Hospital.
Today is an example of our ongoing commitment to providing Islanders with access to timely health care services delivered by the right health care providers at the right places.
The new state-of-the art Dialysis Centre was built with the capacity to provide services for up to 54 patient appointments per week – more than twice the capacity of the previous facility.
The co-location at Prince County Hospital allows patients access to the hospital’s diagnostic, support and emergency services when needed for dialysis patients with complex medical and nursing care needs.
The new Centre will have an incredible impact on the quality of dialysis services we provide to patients in the Prince County area and other parts of the province.
The increased square footage of the new dialysis centre will conform to current standards while incorporating additional space for support service delivery such as a training room and bio-medical room.
New technology such as a Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment System has been introduced and will improve the quality of the water used for hemodialysis treatment which will result in improved patient outcomes.
Our government’s commitment to improving timely access to dialysis services on Prince Edward Island also includes a new Provincial Renal Clinic and new hemodialysis centre which are expected to open later this spring co-located in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s new Ambulatory Care Centre.
I invite all members of the house and the media to the opening of the new Dialysis Centre at Prince County Hospital today at 2:00pm. I hope to see you all there.