At LHSC one of the options for dialysis is having hemodialysis completed in a dialysis specific centre. We refer to this as in-centre hemodialysis. We have 2 hospital sites and 9 satellite sites that provide in-centre hemodialysis.
"Debra’s experience with in-centre hemodialysis, 3x/week"
The 2 London hospital sites that provide acute and chronic care are:
- The Adam Linton Unit (ALU) at Victoria Hospital
- University Hospital
These 2 London hospital units are often the place for people who require more attention to their medical needs and/or are not able to complete their dialysis in a satellite unit or in their own home. In these hospital units your dialysis care and medication adjustments are managed by the nurse practitioner. Feel free to connect with him or her with your concerns or questions.
"I feel better when I hemo dialyze more often"
For more of Brian's experiences with In-Centre Hemodialysis
- "How I cope with my hemo dialysis treatment"
"How it feels during a hemodialysis treatment"
Once your dialysis is stabilized, your care may be transferred to a satellite unit within London or closer to your home.
Our 9 Satellite sites include;
- Kidney Care Centre at Westmount Shopping Centre, London
- Owen Sound satellite
- Hanover satellite
- Goderich satellite
- Stratford satellite
- Woodstock satellite
- Tillsonburg satellite
- Chatham satellite
- Sarnia satellite
All of our dialysis units have specially trained staff to look after you. The team includes; Nurses, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Dieticians, Social Workers, and Pharmacists to attend to your health needs.
When dialyzing in the satellite dialysis units, you will be seen by members of your dialysis team in the satellite unit on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.
Dr. Blake and In-Centre Hemodialysis