A surge in demand for dialysis treatment in Winnipeg has forced some patients to go elsewhere for treatment.
The Manitoba Renal Program says they have selected patients from HSC and Seven Oaks to dialyze one day each at Boundary Trails Dialysis Unit near Morden, Manitoba.
The program says this is a temporary situation to ensure access to care for the patients.
Dr. Mauro Verrelli is the Medical Director of the Manitoba Renal Program and says, right now there is not enough spots in town to get treatment.
“There’s lots of flux in the operations of these spots that isn’t predictable,” Dr. Verrelli says.
The situation is rare and has not happened for at least four years, according to Verrelli.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the Minister of Health are aware of the situation.