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  • Released March 1, 2016

    The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is pleased to welcome members of the community this month for a series of activities in support of National Kidney Month.

    “According to the World Health Organization, approximately 10 per cent of the population worldwide is impacted by some form of kidney damage, which is predicted to increase by 17 per cent over the next decade,” says Clint Gunn, Patient Care Manager, Nephrology and Kidney Month Steering Committee Chair. “Our Nephrology and Chronic Kidney Disease programs at The Scarborough Hospital are designed to meet these diverse needs and we’re excited to share them with the community throughout the month.”

    TSH is home to one of the largest regional nephrology programs in North America with over 6,000 patients receiving care. The program has a 53 station haemodialysis unit at TSH’s General campus that operates three shifts per day, six days a week, and a nocturnal haemodialysis unit with 15 stations that operates three nights a week. TSH also offers convenient quality care close to home through three haemodialysis satellite sites.

    World Kidney Day – March 10

    On Thursday, March 10, TSH will celebrate World Kidney Day; the most widely celebrated event focused on kidney health across the globe.

    This year’s theme, Kidney Disease and Children, reminds us that we must consider kidney health at an early age in order to combat adult renal disease. Through a series of educational talks and an informal nephrology health fair, guests will learn why it is crucial to encourage and facilitate education, early detection, and a healthy lifestyle in children to prevent kidney damage.

    Presenters include:

    • Ethel Doyle, Patient Care Director, Nephrology and Diabetes Education, TSH
    • Janet Roscoe, Nephrologist, TSH
    • Tabo Sikaneta, Nephrologist, TSH
    • Rebecca Songhurst, MSW, RSW, LHSC

    Date:  Thursday, March 10, 2016
    Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m.
    Location: The Scarborough Hospital, General campus, Lee Family Auditorium – 3050 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, ON

    Community Education Session – March 30

    The Community and Patient Advisory Council, in partnership with TSH’s Nephrology program will host a community education session on The Importance of Kidney Health for All Ages. Join us to hear from specialists in the field discussing kidney health challenges facing the Scarborough community and how to manage them.

    TSH Presenters include:

    • Paul Tam, Medical Director, Nephrology
    • Peter Azzopardi, Medical Director and Chief of Paediatrics
    • Paulette Lewis, Nurse Practitioner, Nephrology
    • Veronica Javier, Social Worker, Nephrology
    • Sam Watt, Social Worker, Nephrology

    Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Location: Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Rooms 1 and 2 – 150 Borough Drive, Scarborough, ON

    Home Dialysis Patient Symposium – March 31

    Through TSH’s Home Dialysis program, patients and their caregivers are provided all equipment, supplies, and training to perform peritoneal or haemodialysis in the comfort of their home. Attendees of the symposium will have the opportunity to discover the many benefits of home-based dialysis care and the numerous available support services such as peer support programs, community services, taxable benefits, and much more.

    Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
    Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Location: The Scarborough Hospital, General campus, Lee Family Auditorium – 3050 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough, ON

    Information Booths – All month long

    Visitors to TSH will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with front line staff through a series of daily information booths operated by our interprofessional team. Topics include:

    • The Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on the Family;
    • Preparing for Dialysis: A Patient’s Perspective on Self-Management;
    • Heart Healthy Renal Diets;
    • And much more.

    View the Upcoming Events calendar on the TSH website for a daily list of activities throughout Kidney Month.

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