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This year it is on Thursday 8th March 2018.
The K.P.A. together with the renal unit at U.H.B., will be having a display in the Atrium of the Q.E.
As this year it will be 50 years since the Queen Elizabeth Hospital did its first Kidney Transplant.
We are asking transplant patients to send in their thoughts about how a transplant has changed their lives and what it meant for them. Also we invite patients to pop in during the day to shair their experiences with others.
There will be patient information and details about the K.P.A.
So if you are in clinic on 8th March 2018 or on a ward or visiting a relative or friend, why not pop in, have a look and meet us.
Look forward to seeing you all on 8th March
The next meting is the 11th April 2018
The K.P.A. meetings are open to all, Patients and carers.
We try to meet the second Wednesday of every month at 7.30pm
In the new Faith Centre of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
The Centre is located above "Costa Coffee" in the main atrium.
To access either the stairs to the left of the reception desk.
or there is a lift located behind the reception desk which brings you out opposite the Faith Centre entrance.
All are welcome to come along and join us.
We are hoping to have a speaker at all our monthly meeting.
Please check that we are meeting on that date as we do have to change dates at short notice and we are unable to inform everyone. Please phone 07720597468 to check. Thank you
Please check that we are meeting on that date as we do have to change dates at short notice and we are unable to inform everyone. Please phone 07720597468 to check.
Please phone 07720597468 to check.
All are welcome
Simon a very keen cyclist desided to do it on a bike.
He is traveling from North to South. I'm not sure how long he is taking.
This is a u tube of part of his adventure.
Well done Simon it shows what you can do after a Kidney Transplant.
The winning tickets were drawn by Jay Nath Transplant Surgeon at the
K.P.A. meeting on 10th January 2018.
All the winners have been notified.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who very generously supported
the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kidney Patients' Association.
We also thank all those who included additional donations. There were too many to mention or acknowledge individually, but please accept our sincere appreciation and thanks.
We congratulate all the lucky winners and thank all those who very generously supported us.
We raised over £3200 from the sale of tickets and generous donation.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank the very many patients, relatives and friends who gave additional donations included with their Raffle tickets.
They are too numerous to acknowledge individually, but we thank you all for your generosity and kind thoughts.
|The Q.E.H.K.P.A. has organised free Red Silicon Wrist Bands for Q.E. dialysis patients. These are available from your dialysis unit. If you prefer, you can order one direct from the K.P.A. but you will need to send a 76p Stamped self addressed envelope to the address below and stating what you require. |
Now with WHITE LETTERING on the left bands only.
FISTULA LEFT ARM Or FISTULA RIGHT ARM
+No BP Testing / Needles + Q.E.H.K.P.A.
There are 3 sizes:-
Left arm 190mm, 200mm. 210mm.
Right arm sizes 200mm and 210mm
As a guide to help choose, if you cut out a strip of paper the length of the above sizes and wrap it round your wrist you can pick the size that fits best. The bands do stretch so they don't have to be bigger to go over your hand.
These are FREE to Q.E. Patients. If renal patients from other hospitals wish to purchase these they will cost £2.00 each plus 76p postage.
|The New Patient Transport Service started on the 1st May
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (WMAS) has been awarded the five-year contract to deliver the Non Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPT)|
The new contract offers a better quality of service for patients and W.M.A.S. have to deliver this.
The main changes that patients will see are:-
2. Give patients the option to provide patient feedback after each journey via SMS text message or email.
3. Patients should arrive for treatment 30 minutes before their appointed time and collected within 30 minutes after finishing treatment.
4. Patients should spend no more than 1 hour on a vehicle if they live within 15 miles of your dialysis unit.
5. Access to a wide range of ambulance vehicles to meet the medical needs of patients, including high dependency and bariatric patients.
6. A new patient charter, which will provide information on response times and what patients can expect
These are the main changes and improvements patients should now by aware of.
To help the K.P.A. monitor performance and how these changes are implemented we ask all the patients who use transport to inform us about how the service is working for them.
Please text, email or write to us. You can find us under CONTACTS The only way to make sure you get the service you need and deserve is to let us know.
Send details of how you get on with the service giving times, dates, and the journey details.
We look forward to a new service meeting our needs
There is an item produced by the Hospital which should answer all your question.
If you need further advice please phone the unit.
All the numbers are on the page.
at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Best in Care Awards
|Festive Foods and Drink for Christmas|
Festive Foods and Drinks.
There is also a Christmas Cake recipe for those on dialysis.
All the information is provided by
The Renal Dietitians at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
|K.P.A. Supports Renal Research with £23000|
|Would you like to help save lives|
A new project, focusing on raising awareness of how donating an organ, blood or bone marrow can make real changes to many lives is being coordinated by national charity, Kidney Research UK, working with Dr Adnan Sharif, Consultant Kidney Doctor at the QE hospital.
Dr Shariff says: "It is well known that there are a disproportionately high number of patients from this community who are waiting for life saving and life enhancing treatment and transplants. However, it is also well known, that there are disproportionately few donors from this community".
This Department of Health funded project is aimed at training people from the community to become champions - called Peer Educators - and to raise awareness of these issues within their community and encourage people to sign up.
We really need YOUR help to help the Peer Educators raise awareness and get into the community - to mosques, community centres, colleges, and events - ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE where the community gathers.......do YOU know where they could go to reach the community and raise much needed awareness, and can you facilitate that access please?
If you can help and to find out more, please contact Project Manager, Neerja Jain ASAP on 01923 510 196 or 07810 555 844 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!
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