Patients diagnosed with chronic kidney failure are carefully monitored during frequent visits to our outpatient clinic and attend the CKD Education program to prepare for their future care.
We provide the following services:
- Patient and family information
- Patient education regarding treatment options
- Counselling and assessment for care
- Planning for future care
- Facilitate holiday dialysis
The CKD Nurse Practitioner is the first point of contact, providing patients with the information and preparation required to enable informed choices and make a transition to the their preferred treatment type.
How to access this service
You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.
If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.
Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue, unless it is specified as "indefinite". Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.