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Hemodialysis & Nephrology

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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:

  • Patient waiting area
  • Reading materials
  • An ice machine
  • Air conditioning

Each of the dialysis stations include:

  • State of the art dialysis machines
  • A 6 position reclining chair.
  • A remote control television, V.C.R. and AM/FM cassette radio
  • Privacy curtains
  • Telephone
  • Nurse call button

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 Unt.