The Canadian Organ Replacement Registry reports that from 1992 to 2011, the rate for patients on dialysis in Canada increased by 160%. There is an eightfold increase in aboriginal patients requiring dialysis compared to non-aboriginal patients. In 2013, 110 patients were being treated at the territorial hospital with end stage disease requiring dialysis and in just two years, that number rose to 500! Numbers continue to increase. In the last year, media reported on people being turned away because the dialysis unit at the Stanton Territorial Hospital was operating at full capacity. Given the increasing prevalence of diabetes in the population, kidney failure is a pressing issue for the health care system. Unless there is an expansion of the existing unit, more people will be turned away.