Our Kidney Care team acts as a nephrology service provider for 22 regional dialysis units throughout Victoria.
- Kidney Care acts as a nephrology service provider for 22 regional dialysis units throughout Victoria
- Regional patients have improved access to a range of kidney services through this program, including dialysis and specialist clinics
The RMH supports a large number of regional dialysis services in Victoria.
We have strong links with hospitals at Ballarat, Mildura and Wodonga who manage dialysis patients locally. Regional patients in these areas can receive treatment close to home without needing too many visits to Melbourne.
How we work
The regional nurse practitioner coordinates and oversees the regional program and is supported by the two regional nurse consultants. They are in regular contact with nephrologists and nursing staff at the regional dialysis units to discuss patients' progress and management issues.
The team provides dialysis training and professional development for nurses working in the regional dialysis units.
The RMH also provides 24/7 telephone support to clinicians, enabling medical and surgical consultation, support services, outpatient services and admission, when these are not available locally.