New power recliners for Six Nations dialysis unit

OHSWEKEN — The Six Nations of the Grand River’s Dialysis Unit will be receiving 11 new power recliners for patients.

Six Nations Health Foundation’s Roger Jonathan presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Six Nations Elected Council at General Council on Tuesday evening. The funds will be used to purchase two Lumex Powered Bariatric Recliners.

The new high powered recliners are power operated, can fully recline and accommodate patients up to 700 pounds. Multiple reclining positions will allow healthcare providers in the Dialysis Unit at Six Nations Health Services’ White Pines Wellness Centre to properly position their patients and are equipped with a rechargeable battery pack for emergency operation during a power failure.

Six Nations Elected Council will kick in funding to purchase an additional 9 Connect power operated recliner chairs at a cost of $86,517.00.

The Ohsweken Dialysis Unit opened in 2010 and began as a 12-station dialysis satellite unit for the Chronic Kidney Disease Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare. The program offers culturally safe intervention care for those patients from the community and surrounding area who need to access dialysis locally, up to 6 days a week.

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