eastern healN.L. to spend $3.1M on dialysis services

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The new six-machineeastern healN.L. to spend $3.1M on dialysis services clinic will be at the Connaigre Peninsula Health Centre and will provide dialysis service for up to 24 medically-stable people. Eastern Health CEO Vicki Kaminski said previously, patients in the area had to travel to Grand Falls Windsor.

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eastern healN.L. to spend $3.1M on dialysis services,Health Minister Jerome Kennedy made the pre-budgeeastern health nlt announcement on Wednesday in St. Johns. The money will enhance dialysis services in Burin, St. Johns, Stephenville, St. Anthony and Labrador City. However, one third of the money$1.1 millionwill fund a new dialysis clinic in Harbour Breton.

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Newfoundland and Labradors provincial government will be spending $3.1 million more for dialysis service.

Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville will get $164,000 to expand its services, while $91,800 will be given to the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital in Labrador City.

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So were actually looking at giving people time with their milies, with their jobs, with their community, that they dont have now, said Kaminski.

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$760,800 is being spent on home dialysis services in St. Johns. In addition, more than $630,000 will be spent on the Burin Peninsula to increase access and $301,500 will be spent in St. Anthony to expand operating hours at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony.

Harbour Breton obviously…jumped out at us as one where people have to travel two hours or two and half hours for dialysis, said Kennedy.

The full budget is to be announced on April 19.

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