$36,000 donation helps kidney patients in Victoria

Pacific Blue Cross Community Connection Health Foundation has donated $36,066 to purchase four electric dialysis chairs

  • May. 20, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Pacific Blue Cross Community Connection Health Foundation has donated $36,066 to purchase four electric dialysis chairs for Royal Jubilee Hospital.

The donation is part of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s Building Care Together campaign, and will support patients with acute kidney failure and patients living with kidney disease.

Dialysis is a life-sustaining treatment for patients experiencing kidney failure.

Two of the new chairs are for Royal Jubilee’s renal unit, where patients can spend up to six hours a day, four times a week using these chairs while receiving dialysis treatment.

The other two chairs will support Island Health’s home dialysis unit, where patients are trained to perform dialysis in their home.