One Focus Campaign
Every patient who walks through our doors deserves the best of us. They deserve our undivided attention. They deserve to be consoled when they’re frightened. They deserve timely education on how to care for themselves in their new reality. They deserve care that gives them back their lives.
We’re doing all of that and more here at St. Michael’s. People from across the country travel here to the Transplant and Kidney Care Centre because our sole focus is kidneys. Our team of nephrologists, surgeons, social workers, pharmacists and scientists are dedicated to a single field of research and practice. No hearts, lungs or livers. Just kidneys.
But we’re bursting at the seams in a dated space in desperate need of modernizing. Our patients and our staff need a facility that serves people now and prepares us for the future.
With your help our One Focus campaign will raise $7 million to enhance and expand our Transplant and Kidney Care Centre and support world-leading research.
The new centre on our eighth floor of 61 Queen Street East will allow us to holistically manage the care of patients with advanced kidney disease.
Opportunities to Contribute
Spending time in any clinic is no one’s first choice. It’s tiring. It’s physically hard. And it’s not much fun. When you visit us here at our kidney centre, we want you to feel welcome and confident about your journey. We want our environment to be comfortable, even relaxing. We want you to have a sense of well-being. So we are building a bigger and better centre with an enlarged waiting room, modernized exam rooms, more spaces for personalized education and a dedicated space for urgent treatments. And for the first time, your physicians and our top scientists will be able to work side-by-side in a research space designed to inspire and fast track innovation as we work to slow or even reverse early-stage kidney disease.
Rome wasn’t built in a day but this centre could be built in a timely fashion with your generous donation. Every dollar is one step closer to a state-of-the-art facility and research that will save lives.
SCAR WARS: A WORLD CENTRE FOR FIBROSIS RESEARCH
A multi-disciplinary team of clinician-scientists are taking discoveries from the lab to the clinic in their search for the Holy Grail: treatment that can stop or even reverse the scarring that leads to kidney disease. Promising drugs are ready for the next stage of development and all they need is funding.
A NEW PROCEDURE ROOM
A new procedure room allows for life-saving treatments on the spot. This room would support anti-rejection therapy and intravenous fluid therapy for those in urgent need.
A NEW CONFERENCE ROOM
This new space will serve as the headquarters for the entire team to meet and review cases. Your health care professionals need a space that makes collaboration easier, faster and more frequent.
10 NEW EXAM ROOMS
The new clinic will have modern exam rooms that accommodate people with mobility issues and offer our patients a private, functional space.
2 NEW CONSULTING ROOMS
Kidney patients have a lifetime of new skills to learn in order to manage their disease. The more rooms we have, the better our multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, educators, social workers and pharmacists can deliver personalized education to help patients control their blood sugar, monitor their blood pressure and optimize medication combinations.
NEW RESEARCH SPACE
Now, scientists and clinicians can finally work side-by-side to tackle the intractable problems of kidney disease. Our team requires a dedicated space to bring ideas together and fast-track innovation.