The Dialysis Unit - SFMH Clinic Building
The SFMH Diaylsis Unit is a satellite unit of Renfrew Victoria Hospital. Opened in June 2001, our unit has a home-like atmosphere with comfort items that include:
Each of the dialysis stations include:
What is expected of the patient?
It is the patient's responsibility to get to and from the dialysis unit. Patients are asked to do such things as take their own weight and get themselves a drink or ice if required. Meals are not provided in the unit but can be purchased in the Staff Cafeteria.
How to access our services
Referrals to the Dialysis Clinic must be made by a physician. Appointments can be made through Renfrew Victoria Hospital, Dialysis Unit at 613-432-4851 ext. 201. Referrals to the Dialysis Unit can be made by the patient, their family, a nurse, physician or other healthcare professional by calling the RVH Hemodialysis Unit. The patient must meet the medical criteria for admission to the unit. Patients will be accepted on a "first come - first served" basis according to the date of their referral. The SFMH Dialysis Unit will also accept travelling patients who are visiting Barry's Bay and the surrounding area. For more information on those services contact the Renfrew Victoria Hospital Dialysis Unit.
The RVH Diabetes Education Team is offering educational workshops to address individuals living with prediabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Download the Diabetes Lifestyle Class Schedule.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a life-long medical condition where the body does not produce any insulin, or not enough insulin. Insulin is needed to help glucose, which is in the food we eat, to enter our body cells. This gives us the energy needed to do our daily activities.
We Believe That:
Even though diabetes is a life long condition, a person with diabetes can still live a full and healthy life.
By receiving education about diabetes, you will learn to adjust your lifestyle so that you can control your diabetes - it doesn't control you!
Diabetes Education at Renfrew Victoria Hospital
You will learn:
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How Do I Get A Referral to Attend Classes?
Referrals will be taken by the at 613-432-4851 extension 109.
For more information about the program, please call Donna Reid at 613-432-4851 extension 109.
What Do I Need To Bring To The First Class?