GRH's renal program is a regional centre with chronic kidney disease (CKD) services for those living in Waterloo Region and Wellington County. It is one of the largest renal programs within a community hospital in Ontario.
Our program consists of in-centre, home and satellite hemodialysis units. We also have outpatient peritoneal dialysis and chronic kidney disease clinics.
Please click on the links to the right to find out more about our program and how it can help you.
We also encourage you to read our plan for renal care in Waterloo Wellington (Adobe PDF document)
Dr. Gerald Rosenstein: dedication to kidney patients through care, teaching and leadershipMarch 31, 2017
As chief of nephrology at GRH and medical director of the renal program, Dr. Gerald Rosenstein helps guide what he calls the best renal program in Ontario as it grows and supports additional patients
Leanne Tremain: helping GRH’s renal team to thriveMarch 26, 2017
Leanne Tremain has had a strong focus on growth through a mix of experiences in health care in Waterloo Region. She's now focused on helping GRH's regional renal (kidney care) program become the best it can be.
Getting new dialysis patients off to the Right StartMarch 23, 2017
If you were to find out that your kidneys had failed and you needed dialysis treatments to clean your blood, you might feel anxious or overwhelmed about what it will mean for you and your health. Now, GRH has implemented the “Right Start unit” (RSU) that helps more people who have to unexpectedly start dialysis receive their dialysis care at home rather than coming to the hospital several days a week.
Congratulations to Philip Holmes, winner of GRH's latest individual award of excellenceMarch 15, 2017
Philip Holmes, GRH renal technical services charge technologist, has won the hospital's latest individual award of excellence for his dedication to patients, families and staff in GRH's renal (kidney) program.
Karen Campbell: supporting front line kidney care and staff excellenceMarch 8, 2017
On-going education is a hallmark of high-quality health care. That’s why Karen Campbell is so dedicated to giving renal (kidney) care providers so much support at GRH, so they can do their best for patients.
Susan Size: 30 years of advancing exceptional care at GRHNovember 14, 2016
For Susan Size, Waterloo Region and Grand River hospital feel like home. Susan provides her years of nursing expertise and compassion to help patients in GRH’s regional renal program. It supports patients who are experiencing kidney disease.