Being part of a large hospital facility gives the patient the peace of mind that he or she will be looked after daily by highly-specialised staff, who are skilled in all aspects of dialysis therapy and committed to providing a high-quality and safe service. The patient can also rely on the close relationship with their main nurse, according to the principles of “relationship-based care”.
The EOC Nephrology and Dialysis Service at Lugano Regional Hospital places particular emphasis on home treatments.
Manual (CAPD) and automated (APD) peritoneal dialysis are offered, performed at home independently by the patient or assisted (the Hospital provides a specialised nurse for home support), or if necessary at a rest home for elderly patients (a total of about 15 patients are treated with peritoneal dialysis).
Patients on haemodialysis are also offered training so they are able to carry out their treatment by themselves at home.