Signature Programs

Peritoneal Dilaysis (PD) Program

In partnership with Toronto Western Hospital – Home Peritoneal Dialysis Unit (HPDU), The O'Neill Centre has been providing on-site peritoneal dialysis treatment since 1999. The O'Neill Centre's Peritoneal Dialysis Program is the first of its kind in long term care and today is the model for care supported and promoted by The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

The program offers individuals with renal disease that require peritoneal dialysis the opportunity to receive their daily treatment by fully trained registered staff at the home. The staff receives ongoing support and training by the HPDU on a regular basis. In addition to on site care, a nurse from HPDU visits the home regularly and completes rounds with the unit nurse for the peritoneal dialysis residents. Monthly, the Nephrologist from HPDU visits the home to complete outpatient care that would otherwise have been performed at the hospital clinic. Equipment and supplies related to the dialysis treatment are a part of the service and are at no extra cost to the resident.

The program offers several benefits; including residents having the ability to enjoy an active lifestyle as they are being dialyzed during the evening hours. Additionally, providing on site dialysis also eliminates the need for travel to and from hospital for regular treatments.

Residents and their families have expressed that the program is both supportive and comforting.