Expansion of dialysis treatment
PATIENTS WITH kidney problems will soon have a new location for treatment.
Chief executive officer of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), Dr Dexter James, made the announcment at the hospital’s anniversary church service at Mount Zion United Holy Church of America in Wavell Avenue, Black Rock, St Michael yesterday.
He said that “within the next two weeks”, haemodialysis services would be available at the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex in St John. Haemodialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses a machine to filter the blood outside the body.
James said this development would expand and improve access to dialysis treatments to patients who lived in close proximity to the complex. He added that between 16 and 24 patients would benefit from treatments provided by a third party provider. (RL)
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