High Prairie Dialysis Clinic Update

Big Lakes County received the following update from Alberta Health Services regarding the High Prairie Dialysis Clinic.

"Construction is scheduled to start later this month on the new renal dialysis clinic at the High Prairie Health Complex.

Design is complete and construction of the new unit is expected to take approximately 10 months. Once the necessary staff are recruited and trained, the next steps will be to accept patients. We anticipate to be accepting patients by early 2022, and will keep the community updated as more information becomes available about an anticipated opening date.

The six-station dialysis clinic will be open three days per week with the ability to treat 12 patients a day, in privacy and comfort, meeting the demand for service in the community and surrounding areas now and in the future.

Dialysis is a life-saving treatment and, when complete, this space will help improve the patient experience for local and surrounding area residents and their loved ones.

In February 2019, the Government of Alberta announced it was providing $5.2 million to AHS to build a new dialysis clinic in shelled-in space at the High Prairie Health Centre. This decision followed significant engagement with hemodialysis patients who live closer to High Prairie than to any other dialysis unit.

Like you, we look forward to seeing this project move forward and will continue to provide updates as any new, substantial site developments occur."