Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Home dialysis support available


Monklands residents with kidney problems can take advantage of a welcome boost via the UK’S first national “home dialysis peer support service”.

The National Kidney Federation (NKF) service ideally happens between individual­s who share similar life experience­s, lifestyles and are approximat­ely the same age.

NKF chief executive Andrea Brown said: “We believe it is a crucial area to connect experience­d peers with patients, as stages four and five of chronic kidney disease can have an overwhelmi­ng impact on patients’ lives.

“Offering this free support will introduce new ideas and approaches to patients who want to home dialyse which they may find helpful to continue their day-to-day routines.”

For more informatio­n, visit­t, or contact the free NKF helpline, on 0800 169 09 36, available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

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