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Home Parenteral Nutrition Program (North)

Provides service for people who need to have intravenous (IV) nutrition at home.

Provides intravenous (IV) nutrition for people at home who cannot get the nutrition they need by eating or being fed through a tube.

Patient must demonstrate the cognitive, emotional, and physicial ability to manage Parental Nutrition (PN) in a safe, independent manner or have the necessary caregiver supports in place to assist the patient with managing care.

Contact Details

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Location Info
Community Services Centre
10240 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3V9
Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Service Providers May Include
gastroenterologists, registered dietitians, registered nurses (RNs), social workers

Clients must be medically stable and:

  • have central venous access
  • must demonstrate the cognitive, emotional, and physicval ability to manage home PN in a safe independent manner
  • resident home requires electricity, phone, and refrigeration
  • must be medically stable as determined by the HNSP team
  • must be a resident of Alberta (exceptions may be considered)
  • treatment required is greater than 6 weeks
  • pediatric patients for Northern Parental Nutrition (PN)
Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information

There has to be a Physician to Physician referral made before patients are assessed. Patients must be referred from inpatients. (exceptions may be considered).

Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of acceptance to program.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Home Parenteral Nutrition Program (HPN), Home TPN, Home Total Parenteral Nutrition Program (HNSP), TPN
Northern Alberta Home Nutrition Support program