Update to phone lines at our Birchmount and General Hospitals: If calling through Birchmount main line (416-495-2400), add “7” when dialing an extension. If calling through General main line (416-438-2911), add “8” when dialing an extension.

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

SHN is recognized as a Centre of Practice by the Ontario Renal Network for peritoneal dialysis (PD) body access. We are accepting referrals for PD access consultation and insertion. Our PD services include:

  • Weekly PD clinic with designated surgeon and PD Access Resource Nurse specializing in complex PD cases;
  • Surgical assessment for PD catheter insertion (non-embedded), revision/repositioning and removal;
  • Laparoscopic PD catheter insertion and revision with omentoplexy, adhesion lysis, hernia repair, and other advanced laparoscopic procedures;
  • Designated operating room times for PD insertion with minimal waiting time;
  • Designated Nurse Practitioner for assessment and triage of urgent cases;
  • Comprehensive patient education material and recommended follow-up care if for patients of other Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) programs; and

Timely communication with referring health care providers and patients pertaining to plan of care.