St George’s Hospital Charity - New dialysis Unit Campaign

September 22 2019
St George's Hospital charity has agreed to raise £1 million towards a new dialysis unit in the Courtyard Clinic. St George's Kidney Patient Association is supporting their efforts to improve the patient experience within the unit. Please read on to find out more about their plans and how you can help.

About the Dialysis Unit campaign

Over 1,300 patients with kidney failure are treated each year at St George’s Hospital. But right now, many of these patients are receiving blood dialysis in cramped, unsuitable conditions contained in temporary trailers in the car park. Access is via wobbly metal stairs and nurses have to store their supplies in a container outside.

HELP US RAISE £1 MILLION

TO CREATE A WORLD CLASS RENAL CENTRE AT ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL.

Our vision is transform the experience of dialysis for patients at St George’s Hospital from a make-do arrangement of temporary trailers in a car park to a purpose built-facility where kidney patients can be cared for in warm and welcoming surroundings.

In particular we would bring together all kidney outpatient services and staff under one roof to simplify patient treatment and the way staff work together.

The new facility will provide:

  • Increased dialysis space for 90 dialysis patients, an increase of 54 from the current 36.
  • Improved comfort and experience of all our patients, while they dialyse over 12 hours a week. It will be a relaxing space where they can talk and support each other as well as participate in activities whilst having treatment.
  • A better waiting area with comfortable seating and art work for the many additional hours spent waiting pre and post dialysis each week.
  • An environment where our amazing staff can also feel inspired, motivated and excited to work in, while benefiting from the support of their other colleagues.
  • A new meeting and seminar room space, equipped with media technology that will enable the interactive training of staff, students and new patients.  

How can you help?

There are many ways to help us raise the £1million we need to make this a reality:

  • You can donate in person, by post or online.
    Visit www.stgeorgeshospitalcharity.org.uk/current-appeals/renal
  • Why not challenge your organisation or your friends and family to pull together and support the renal patients at St. Georges?
    From bake sales to sports days, every penny will help!
  • Could you go the extra mile and challenge yourself to take part in an event? Why not take on the Santa Run, or freefall from a plane?

 

You can use the following leaflet to support fundraising efforts.

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