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.
Our people and successes in the renal program
Keep your kidneys at peak performanceMarch 7, 2018
March is Kidney Month, and if you haven’t already, it’s time to give your kidneys the love they deserve. Hear from GRH experts on simple tips to keep your kidneys in tip-top shape!
Right start and home hemodialysis nurses and techologists: winners of GRH’s award of excellenceMay 10, 2017
The care professionals who support patients with life-sustaining kidney dialysis in the comfort of home have won GRH’s latest award of excellence thanks to a patient’s nomination.
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
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.