About The Dialysis Centre Bahamas
The Dialysis Centre Bahamas, is a new “state-of-the-art” dialysis facility with advanced technological machines from the leader in the field internationally, Fresenius Medical Care. The Dialysis Centre, (TDC) is located at The Medical Pavilion Bahamas.
Fresenius Medical Care is the world leader in dialysis-care equipment and facility management, and has an established outstanding record in Europe, Canada and the United States of America, and other developed and developing countries.
The International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of National Kidney Foundations have supported the establishment of a World Kidney Day since 2006, with the aim of making Governments, Health Administrations, and the Public, aware of the burgeoning burden of Kidney Failure with its’ associated elevated cardiovascular risks in the form of heart attacks, sudden cardiac death and stroke.
Diabetes and Hypertension, together account for approximately two thirds of the causes of Kidney Failure or End Stage Renal Disease, (ESRD), requiring dialysis treatment or kidney transplantation.
The Dialysis Centre, Bahamas Ltd., cognizant of the impending increase in numbers of ESRD patients expected locally, and the current limited facility space for providing such services in the public and private sectors, has open its’ facility with the intention of assisting in addressing the current dialysis facility infrastructure limits extant in the private and public sectors, and with a view to providing high quality dialysis treatments in an advanced, enhanced-care environment, supported by a highly- experienced team of specialized physicians and nurses.
The Dialysis Centre Bahamas, Ltd., has been commissioned in May of 2011. It is The First Fully Digital, No Reuse HaemoDialysis Centre In The Bahamas and the Caribbean, with the most recent model of dialysis machines manufactured by Fresenius. Its capacity to-date is 20 dialysis stations, with all stations equipped for private entertainment, be it audio or visual with their own individual TV and/or DVD screens. The unit has been designed to conform to international standards. There is a separate isolation room and has recently further expanded its space to meet the increasing burden of numbers of patients with kidney failure requiring dialysis treatment in The Bahamas. There will be a link established with the local kidney transplantation programme at Doctors Hospital, thus providing a pathway to comprehensive, full, renal replacement modalities in the Bahamas.