Kidney Care

Humber River Hospital is a leading regional centre for Dialysis Services. We are one of Toronto’s largest dialysis programs with a well-established pre-dialysis clinic. We serve patients from diagnosis to treatment and monitoring.

Humber River Hospital is a leading regional centre for dialysis. We manage and coordinate renal services within the Central LHIN.

We are one of Toronto’s largest dialysis programs. Our well-established pre-dialysis clinic allows for thorough patient assessment and monitoring.

Our world-renowned nephrology program pioneered the nocturnal home hemodialysis program in Canada. Professionals worldwide visit Humber River Hospital to learn about this program.

Our reputation in this field is strengthened by an internationally-recognized team of experts. We champion multi-disciplinary teamwork. The nephrology team includes:

  • nephrologists
  • vascular surgeons
  • registered nurses
  • registered practical nurses
  • a Vascular Access Coordinator
  • a Home Dialysis Coordinator
  • dialysis assistants
  • dialysis technologists
  • dieticians
  • pharmacists
  • social workers
  • interventional radiologists
  • chaplaincy
  • psychiatrists

Our Program Director is also the ORN Regional Director for the Central LHIN.

Our PFAC provides valuable advice to our team. Their supports helps us deliver the highest possible quality of care for our patients and their families. We welcome patient concerns, feedback and suggestions about the care we provide. Patients from every part of our nephrology program make up our PFAC. The PFAC includes:

  • patients from our Home and hospital-based Dialysis programs
  • patients from our MultiCare Kidney Clinic
  • patients’ family members
  • front-line managers
  • a social worker
  • a Nephrologist
  • the Program Director

Our peer support program supports our patients and families. This program formalizes the strong patient-to-patient bonds in the dialysis program. We support this process by formally connecting experienced patients with new patients. Our patients share powerful stories of their own kidney journey. They also pass on learned coping strategies and successes. Our peer support volunteers help patients at various points in their illness and treatment. At any time, patients can contact their social worker to connect with a member of this program.

We work with many external partners to better support our patients. We manage and coordinate renal services in our area with the Central LHIN and ORN. We also partner with CCACs to provide seamless service.

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Home hemodialysis unit

This unit helps patients set up home hemodialysis. This option provides patients with a number of treatment options at home. The program is designed for patients who would like to maintain an independent and active lifestyle, and have more control over their treatment.

200 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M1N 1N8

416-658-2264

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m . Monday to Friday

In-centre hemodialysis

Our in-centre hemodialysis unit provides state-of-the-art dialysis hemodialysis services in a comfortable, spacious environment. We have 60 private dialysis stations, each with its own computer.

Level 1

416-242 -1000 x22000

7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday - Sunday

Inpatient nephrology unit

This unit has 32 beds with the capacity to provide in-room dialysis treatments.

Level 9

Inpatient hours

MultiCare kidney clinic

This clinic helps patients and their families understand kidney disease and how to slow down its progression. We provide patients access to specialized services to help them maintain a state of wellness while living with chronic kidney disease.

200 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M1N 1N8

416-658-2241

8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday

Transition care unit

This unit provides patients new to dialysis with the care and support needed to adjust to dialysis treatment.

200 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M1N 1N8

416-243-4699

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday

Transplant consultation & coordination

We provide pre-transplant planning and coordination with transplant programs in Toronto.