Expanded dialysis service for Liverpool


More people will soon be able to receive life-saving dialysis treatment in Liverpool through a $30,000 provincial investment at Queens General Hospital.

“We know that people need and deserve care closer to home,” said Public Works Minister Kim Masland, MLA for Queens, on behalf of Michelle Thompson, Minister of Health and Wellness. “Improving healthcare doesn’t always mean a complete overhaul. Sometimes we can deliver more care faster by simply building on what’s in place. Adding one shift to this unit will make a world of difference for the people who are waiting for care or needing to travel hours to get it.”

Expanding hours at the six-station unit at Queens General Hospital will address the wait list. The unit currently operates two shifts a day, six days a week; a new evening shift will allow up to 12 more patients to receive critical care, close to home.

Funded under the 2023-24 capital plan, it will take effect this summer and will eliminate the need for patients to travel to Kentville or Halifax.