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    Kidney Patient Peer Support

    Hi everyone! My name is Jane Ascott. I am the nurse leading on the Peer Support programme for all Salford Royal kidney patients and their relatives. Peer support is when […]

    • Hi Jane, I was very interested in the Peer Support work you are doing but as you never contacted me I presume you have enough people to do it.
      I wouldn’t be available now until next year anyway due to my Transplant being booked for the 27th.
      Good luck with everything.
      Brian x

    • Well Done Jane and thanks for giving me for the opportunity to be part of your peer support group. You are an inspiration to many and your dedication and hard work with your previous projects at Bolton Dialysis unit.changed many people’s lives. I am looking forward to working with you in the near future.
      Thanks 🙏
      Farook Patel

  • Complementary Therapy Blog: March 2017
    We have been on a huge adventure recently. Our recruitment drive took us to do a presentation at Wigan and Leigh College at the Image Centre in Leigh where we had been […]

  • 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 […]

  • Entertainment Coordinator Volunteer Role

    Two months on from World Kidney Day and I am delighted to say we are moving forward with our projects to improve the experience of people with kidney disease cared […]

  • Transplant Games – Q&A with Jenny
    Jenny, wife of Paul, one of our Salford Royal Kidney Ambassadors, talks about her experience of supporting Paul in the Transplant Games. Read her perspective on the T […]

  • Transplant Games – Q&A with Paul

    Paul, one of our Salford Royal Kidney Ambassadors, talks about his experience of participating in the British and World Transplant Games. Read about his achievements, how t […]

  • Kidney Peer Support – Patient Story
    Joan, a peritoneal dialysis patient at Salford Royal, writes about her experience of providing peer support and why she thinks it is a great idea.

    I was a happily married w […]

  • Take on the takeaways
    With World Kidney Day focusing on obesity, what better way to give it the thumbs up by making over some much loved takeaway meals. Creating versions that are hopefully healthier and […]

  • Hi All,

    It’s with great pleasure I am writing to remind everyone the UK Transplant Games 2017 are open for business with a deadline of Friday 12th May 2017 to apply. Here at Salford Royal we first started […]

  • For those dialysis patients from the units at Bolton, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford and Wigan who are unaware of the complementary therapy options available, Janet Cairnie has asked us to share the Complementary […]

  • A message from Professor Kalra about becoming a Patient Research Ambassador

    The Comprehensive Research Network (CRN) is trying to encourage people to sign up to be patient research ambassadors in Greater […]

  • Complementary Therapy Blog – December 2016
    Hi everyone,

    We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. Were you spoiled rotten?

    December saw a hive of activity and functions to attend. At the […]

  • We have two more Volunteer Therapists cleared to start – one is to be placed at Bolton and the second one will be based here at Wigan. Your therapists are trained before they start their role in ‘The Medical Asp […]

  • Risotto for weight loss and kidney disease
    It is sometimes hard to create tasty meals which are low in calories and meet the specifications of a renal diet. Maintaining a healthy weight is important to prevent […]

  • Quick and easy couscous salad

    Serves 2-3 as a side dish

    100g couscous
    200ml low salt hot veg stock
    2 spring onion
    1 red pepper
    ½ cucumber
    2 tbsp Pesto

    Tip the […]

  • Potato salad (Serves 2)

    The perfect accompaniment to a variety of dishes. Boiled potatoes can be enjoyed as part of a low potassium diet, up to once daily.


    250g waxy potatoes, such as […]

  • Chicken Caesar salad

    For a lower salt version of this recipe, limit the amount of parmesan cheese added to the salad, or leave it out completely. Without adding cheese to the salad, the total salt content of […]

  • Prawn layered salad (serves 1)
    If you are required to follow a low phosphate diet, remember to have prawns in moderation only. Your dietitian can advise you further if you are unsure.


    Ingredients […]

  • With summer upon us, hot meals are out and salads are in!

    The following tuna salad provides a versatile option which could be used as a main meal, an easy packed lunch, or for hungry family members to help […]

  • Fruit Kebabs

    Have some residual heat left over on your barbecue? Toast up these strawberry and marshmallow kebabs.

    Hull (remove the tough stalk) from a handful of strawberries
    Thread 3 […]

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