Pediatric patients at Cape Breton Regional Hospital will soon join the Upopolis network, an innovative social media platform that helps young patients safely and securely access youth-friendly medical content, and stay connected with other patients as well as their families and friends while undergoing care.
Jim Antle started in-hospital dialysis treatment for advanced kidney disease at age 65. This meant spending three days a week at the hospital, a 30-kilometre drive each way from New Waterford to Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. A few months after starting dialysis, Antle changed to at-home treatment. More than three years later, he can’t imagine going back.