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Date: Saturday 1st July 2017 Time: 11am – 3pm
Venue: Smethwick Dialysis Centre, Unit 2, Rabone Park, Rabone Lane, Smethwick, B66 2NN Light refreshments will be provided and Ample free parking.
The aim of the fayre is to give you the opportunity to explore the option of a home therapy for your dialysis treatment. You will meet a number of our experienced staff who can provide support and information, advice and guidance to enable you to make a decision that is right for you. You will also be able to experience the following:
We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Phone Number 01213718340 or you can email us at HomeHDTeam@uhb.nhs.uk
We look forward to seeing you.
Home Dialysis Nurse Specialist
|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
in support of
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kidney Patients' Association
on Saturday 1st July 2017
starting at 2.00pm and finishing at 6.00pm.
The Run starts from:-
Fiveways Health Centre Ladywood Middleway,
If you would like to enter the run or support in any way,
we would appreciate your help for this worthwhile cause.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact:-
Gush Surdhar (Practice Manager), or Gemma Mooney (Administration Manger), on 0121 456 7420, option 1,
or via email email@example.com
Or Visit us at:-
Fiveways Health Centre Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, B16 8HA
There will also be a “free” - Blood Pressure Drop in Clinic on the day.
Refreshments will be available as well as a Raffle and Cake Sale .
We are also looking for sponsors, participants and water station helpers along the route
and any other help or support we have missed out on or over looked.
JUST CLICK HERE TO DONATE or FOR MORE INFORMATION
is a registered charity that raises funds for equipment to help improve a patients' experience.
The Charity also offers support to research projects at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and fund patients outgoing and holidays.
The Charity was founded in 1981 and the current number of renal patients treated at Q.E.H.B. totals over 2,400.
This includes both home and unit dialysis patients and transplant patients.
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.
Error in February 2017 Kidney Matters Newsletter.
The names and numbers of the winners in the Christmas Raffle were miss printed.
Last years were re-printed by mistake. The correct details are on the web page and in the Newsletter to download.
All the winners of this year’s raffle have been notified and are correct.
We are sorry if this has caused any confusion.
The list of winners below is correct.
Editor Nick Flint.
We congratulate all the lucky winners and thank all those who very generously supported us.
We raised £3186.50 from the sale of tickets and generous donation.
We would also like to acknowledge and that yhank 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 winning tickets were drawn by Renal Nurse Karen Tullett at the
K.P.A. meeting on 11th January 2017.
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.
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|
|Red Silicon Wrist Bands|
|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 73p Stamped self addressed envelope to the address below and stating what you require. |
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 73p postage.
|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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