Surgical/Internal Medicine ward and Women/Maternity ward
Our Dialysis Department is located on the premises of our hospital facility. It was renovated in February 2019, expanding from 10 to 15 units to accommodate the growing number of dialysis requests.
Of the 15 units, 11 units have been updated to Fresenius 2008T Water purification and the remaining 3 units have been updated to CorDiax 5008s. All materials used meet European and US Standards.
The Dialysis Unit is on the ground-floor and easily accessible by wheel-chair, fully air-conditioned and offers the patients a relaxed atmosphere.
Our resident Nephrologist supervises the medical care of the patients. The Dialysis unit is manned at all times by qualified registered nurses with certified specialization in Dialysis Care in order to give patients the best possible care. English is the general language spoken on the hospital premises; however, the multilingual abilities of our staff cater to various languages.
Patients are provided with a light snack and drink. Wireless internet connection is available to those with their personal laptop computer. Cable TV with popular American programs and news are on hand for those who prefer a more relaxed atmosphere. Additional social activities for patients and their families are organized during the course of the year.
You do not have to say “no” to travel for business or pleasure because you are on dialysis. With some planning and preparation, you can enjoy a family vacation, attend to business or just make the most of your retirement years. Talk with your doctor and your social worker and let them know about your plans to travel. They can provide helpful information so you can have a safe trip.
If you decide to visit our beautiful island of St Maarten in the sunny Caribbean, then SMMC is here to facilitate your treatments while you enjoy your stay to the fullest.
All reservations are made on a “first come-first served” basis. You will want to make arrangements with the SMMC at least four weeks in advance of your visit. This is especially important as St. Maarten is a popular tourist destination. In case of emergency travel you may be able to get into our dialysis center with shorter notice.
To avoid disappointment, please ensure you get a confirmation from us for dialysis treatment before committing yourself to travel and accommodation arrangements. Even when you plan well in advance, it is a good idea to be as flexible as possible. This will help make it easier for us to arrange for your dialysis treatments and make your trip more relaxing.
It is always a good idea to check on your insurance coverage. Questions about insurance and reimbursement for treatments abroad can be answered before your trip, so that you would not have any surprises. Some insurance companies do not cover for dialysis treatment (or PD supplies) outside of their territories. You will want to see what is covered by your individual insurance plan.
You can download the Information for Dialysis Patients below to read the requirements for treatment and the policy of our dialysis department. Be sure to contact us if you have any concerns or questions.
Information for Dialysis Patients