Nunavut man is still waiting for his home dialysis in Winnipeg

Peter Kattuk from Nunavut has been waiting for his home dialysis for more than two months in a Winnipeg hospital.

The man said that he feels hostage to this situation because he does not know when he will have the opportunity to have home dialysis and who will pay for it.

The 68-year-old man was in a financial clash between the two provincial governments. He has been living in uncertainty for several months now and is dreaming of returning home to his family. The problem is that the financial arrangements between these two provinces extend to in-hospital services, but not to home dialysis at the moment.

Kattuk added that he knows several people who came to Winnipeg with the same problem as he, but they are already at home and get their home dialysis. Therefore, he does not understand why there are any difficulties in his case.

He was said that most likely he needs to move to Winnipeg to continue his treatment. Last year, more than 150 patients received free home dialysis training, but now it has become problematic for non-residents of Manitoba.

A home dialysis program costs about $35,000 in the first year and it increases significantly if patients live outside Manitoba.

Kattuk is very worried that he will have to spend the last years of his life away from his family and community. It is unacceptable for him.

Amie Lesyk from the Manitoba Renal Program has not informed yet what decision will be made. However, she believes that the Nunavut government should pay for such patients' dialysis. The woman added that the governments of both provinces are in the process of negotiation in order to come to the right solution.

MORE NEWS: Winnipeg seniors want to get back to Charleswood Library on Roblin Boulevard

home dialysis Manitoba Renal Program treatment
If you notice an error, highlight the text you want and press Ctrl + Enter to report it to the editor


News Company
The graphic designer Natalya Belousova tells what combination a mixture of children's hobby for handmade and a mathematician's diploma can result in, where to expect inspiration from, how to do magic at home. When did you realize that you like being a designer and why you like it? I can’t just say that there was such a day when I woke up and realized that it was time to design. Rather, I unconsciously and slowly went to this goal since childhood. It was ab...
Winnipeg Transit
Updates On Rapid Transit In Winnipeg   Construction of Rapid Transit in Winnipeg continues, and there’s a lot to unpack. Originally, once the Southwest Transitway was completed, the Eastern Transitway was to be the next step in the project. That step has been put on hold as of summer 2019 as the City develops their new Transit Master Plan. We’re going to take a deep dive into the Southwest Transitway and then we’re going to take a look at some of the propo...
Winnipeg Residential Water And Waste Fees
The City of Winnipeg is in the process of debating an increase to water and waste rates. To understand the impact this potential increase could have, it’s important to look at a few factors. First, we will analyze how these fees are structured and what they fund. Then, we will look at why an increase is being proposed in the first place. Finally, it will be helpful to compare our fees to the fees in other Canadian cities, though this can be trickier than y...
Volunteers are really making a difference in helping those who are in need. We are talking homeless people, poor, sick, disabled, children without parents…, the list is endless, so each volunteer, each day and each hour they give and provide the service, really helps those people and the cities to stay cleaner and a better place to live in. Some Winnipeggers living in homeless camps just outside of the downtown core say they prefer the autonomy of the camp...
Our City, Our Community: Creating Connections in Winnipeg   There’s a palpable tension in Winnipeg that’s been growing over the past few weeks. You might find this surprising, given we just won the Grey Cup for the first time in decades, but it’s there. This tension revealed itself when the City presented their four-year budget process, in which they anticipate having to make cuts to libraries, fire services, Transit, and more. The budget cuts stem from a...
New Residential Infill Strategy   The City of Winnipeg is developing its new residential infill strategy. Winnipeggers who live in one of the City’s older neighbourhoods or who plan on moving to the City within the next few years should understand what this means to them. What’s more, if you live in Winnipeg, you can have your say and influence the strategy. We’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves, though, so let’s start by explaining exactly what residenti...
Blue Bombers
Our own Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a great team with a bright future and the fans show their support each and every game! New players are always welcomed on the team. Bombers management is constantly in search of new talents to show great performance and result for the team. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be without Matt Nichols for the remainder of the season. Nichols has been out of the Bombers’ lineup since suffering a shoulder injury after being sacked b...
Winnipeg is getting more and more popular tourist and business destination for international travelers as well as domestic visitors. This will definitely have a positive effect on the city`s business and infrastructure growth and will bring more jobs, more opportunities for Winnipeggers in the years to come. But also, there is time to relax and enjoy your day off, if you like shows and concerts, this is definitely for you! Celine Dion has announced additio...
Most of the road accidents could be avoided by simply following the rules and driving regulations. Speed limits zones are very important, for instance, school zone or construction sites, where speeding fines are nearly doubled. Springfield is closed in both directions at Rothesay Street. The Winnipeg Police Service says that Springfield Road will remain closed this afternoon due to a serious collision. There are not many details available at this time. One...