May 30th, 2012

The Renal (Kidney) Program at St. Paul’s provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for people with chronic kidney disease and end-stage kidney disease, including transplantation and dialysis. The largest kidney treatment, research and education program in BC, it serves patients living within the Vancouver Coastal Health region as well as many from throughout BC and the Yukon.

Key programs and accomplishments


St. Paul’s performs more hemodialysis treatments per year than any other health provider in BC. Those treatments are provided at the hospital and six community dialysis units throughout the region. The renal department also operates one of BC’s first in-centre nocturnal dialysis programs, which provides hemodialysis to patients overnight as they sleep at the hospital.

Integrated Care Clinic

St. Paul’s is home to Canada’s first Integrated Care Clinic, which provides “one-stop” care for patients who have kidney disease as well as other chronic illnesses like diabetes.

Kidney transplants

St. Paul’s is home to one of the largest kidney programs in the country and one of only three kidney transplant centres in BC. In 2013, St. Paul’s became the first in the province to perform 2,000 kidney transplants in its history.

How you can help

Make a donation to support world-leading care, research and teaching at St. Paul’s that benefits kidney patients throughout BC and around the world.

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