New dialysis chairs for Dartmouth General, Halifax Infirmary

New dialysis chairs are on the way for the Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre.

Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard announced Friday that each site will receive six dialysis chairs as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

She says the new dialysis chairs will provide 60 more patients with essential treatment closer to their homes and will reduce pressure on the existing dialysis units at the QEII and Dartmouth General.

There are currently nine dialysis chairs at the Dartmouth General Hospital, 12 at the Halifax Infirmary and 34 in the Dickson Building at the VG site.