Dying without dying

Dying without dying

Dying without dying When you live with serious, chronic health conditions, the reality is that sometimes it feels like you are walking a tightrope between life and death. Most of us try not to think about it too much but the more involved you are in the medical world the clearer it becomes. Whether it’s[…]

World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day at Salford Royal

Brian Egerton’s report in words and pictures on World Kidney Day, 2018 at Salford Royal   Every year on the 2nd Thursday of March we celebrate World Kidney Day. This years theme was Kidney Disease and Women’s Health as it coincided with International Women’s Day being on the 8th March.At Salford Royal Hospital in the[…]

Carers' Day

HKPA and Salford Royal Renal Department is hosting a Carers’ Day

Carers’ Day Hi Everyone, Did you know that it is estimated over 6 ½ million people act as Carers in the UK?  We know that kidney patients often require extra support and care at various stages in their journey and Carers can be the unsung heroes behind conditions like this. Keith as the Chair of[…]

Alayne Gagen

Alayne Gagen on her role as a Renal Vascular Access Nurse Specialist

Alayne Gagen explains her role as a Renal Vascular Access Nurse Specialist and describes the steps involved in the creation of an AV Fistula. My name is Alayne Gagen, I’m the Renal Vascular Access Nurse specialist for CMFT, or VANS for short, many of you will know me from both the transplant unit where I[…]

Pre dialysis

Mike Kewley on his experience of living with kidney disease

Mike Kewley, committee member of MRI KPA, shares his experience of living with kidney disease. Mike Kewley – kidney transplant patient I started my personal kidney journey in 1998 when I was diagnosed with end stage renal failure by Renal Consultant Dr Ackrill at Withington hospital. I was familiar with the disease as my mother[…]

Complementry Therapy Blog December 2017

Complementary Therapy Blog, December 2017

Complementary Therapy Blog, December 2017 Hi Everyone, I hope you are all keeping well and wrapped up nice and warm.  We have had a number of really wintry, snappy weather over the past couple of weeks so it’s essential you take extra care of yourself. We are coming to the end of our second year[…]

DNA Editing

DNA Editing: Future therapy for genetic conditions?

DNA Editing: Future therapy for genetic conditions? It can’t have escaped your notice that in the past few days the latest development in DNA editing has featured heavily in the media as news emerged of scientists from the USA and South Korea successfully removing a piece of faulty DNA from an embryo. Not untypically, the[…]

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities Engaging with health conditions and volunteering is a great way to develop skills, learn, and to give something back. As a department, we want to offer as many volunteering opportunities as we can to patients as well as their relatives and friends. I wanted to give you a quick reminder of the existing[…]

Merry Christmas from HKPA, MRIKPA and everyone at GMKIN

The Christmas Season is upon us and it’s both a time of celebration and reflection.  GMKIN has much to celebrate this year after winning a number of awards which all of you have made possible so when you’re reflecting, give yourselves a huge pat on the back and perhaps, for those of you on dialysis,[…]

World Kidney Day 2016 – Thank You!

I have been working with our young adults with renal problems for over a year now, and I have to say they still manage to surprise and inspire me, day by day. I want to take the opportunity to thank the incredible gang of young people in the Young Adult Renal Network (YARN) who made[…]