Set up as a not-for-profit centre for patients receiving dialysis treatment, Penang Adventist Hospital’s Renal Care Centre has benefitted patients by providing offer on treatments. The aim of the centre (Haemodialysis Centre) is to provide optimal dialysis and care to patients so that they can be fully rehabilitated to live in a lifestyle as normal as possible. This centre also caters to international patients who need dialysis treatment while on holiday or business in Penang.
The Renal Care Centre, which operates from 5am to 11pm (Sunday – Friday), has 25 dialysis machines. With each machine, there is a reclining chair and an individual TV are provided in order to make the dialysis period a comfortable one. We also provide dialysis treatment such as Continuous Renal Replacement Treatment (CRRT) for ICU patients who are very ill and need close monitoring. This system provides gentle continuous dialysis therapy (24-27 hours), specially cater for haemodynamically unstable patients requiring ICU care.
We also have our own modern Reverse Osmosis Water system to maintain a high standard of water quality. This ensures that the dilution of the dialysis fluid is done with the same water. Besides, a fully automated computerized reprocessing system to ensure the quality of artificial kidney recycling.
Each patient is seen every time he or she comes for dialysis. Blood transfusion for those who need it (with renal conditions) is also done at the dialysis centre. Provision is available for emergency dialysis if needed.
Kidney failure occurs because of many reasons. Early detection and treatment can save many kidneys. If a person only has kidney impairment, careful attention must be given to protein, potassium and water intake. Those who are not on dialysis but have renal failure must also be extremely careful with protein (meat, tofu, beans, fish, chicken, etc.), potassium and water intake.
If you are on a dialysis program, you will need to keep in mind the following tips:
- Long term kidney failure needs dialysis 2-3 times a week.
- If you feel any nausea or breathlessness, you must call your dialysis nurse or doctor. You may need urgent dialysis.
- Regular blood tests as prescribed by the doctor must be done. Our laboratory offers these tests at very competitive rates.
Please make appointment 2 weeks ahead to avoid disappointment
|Location||Adventist Renal Care Centre|
Sunday - Friday (5:00am – 11:00pm) 3 session in a day
Lunch hour (1:00pm - 2:00pm)
|Telephone||+604 222 7782|