Blog March 2018

Complementary Therapy blog March 2018

BLOG MARCH 2018 Hi Everyone Our Project has grown from strength to strength. We have a lovely team of therapists who give up their free time to come and deliver therapies for the patients on dialysis. I carried out another 5 interviews over the last quarter of the year. Therapists were interviewed at Salford, Bolton[…]

Good News Story

Complementary Therapy and its ‘Good News Story’

Good News Story What is the good news story? We attended Xaverian Sixth form College in Manchester to deliver a talk/presentation on Complementary Therapies as they were covering this as a module as part of their course.   When did it happen? Friday 9th March 2018   Why is it a good news story? Why[…]

Complementary Therapy team

Complementary Therapy: World Kidney Day blog

I am the Complementary Therapy Practitioner for the Renal services within the North West. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust operates dialysis units in Salford, Wigan, Bolton, Oldham and Rochdale. On World Kidney Day, we will be around in the Hope Building to demonstrate our treatments and talk about the complementary therapy programme. This project commenced[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Complementary Therapy team

Complementary Therapy Blog: April-June 2017

Hi everyone, I attended in April the National Kidney Federation (NKF) KPA Day/AGM in Birmingham. We showcased the service to representatives of KPAs across the country and I gave a presentation on the service and its progress. I was so nervous when doing my presentation but I must have done ok as this led to[…]

Complementary Therapy Blog: March 2017

Complementary Therapy Blog: March 2017

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 invited by their Tutor Miranda McFarlane.  We met a  lovely group of students who were studying Complementary Therapies[…]

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[…]

Complementary Therapy Blog – December 2016

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 beginning of December I enlisted and attended a weekend course at the Christie Hospital in Manchester where they have many[…]

Janet Cairnie’s Complementary Therapy blog

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 Aspects of Kidney Failure’ and Haemodialysis along with what to do if a patient may start[…]

Janet Cairnie’s Complementary Therapy blog

BLOG 5 April 2016 This month started with an article to prepare for Leo Clifton the Volunteer Co-ordinator to place in this months ‘Volunteer’ magazine. It gave a description of my role and how I am recruiting and training Volunteers. The Presentations and meetings are going really well. So far I have covered West Lancashire[…]

New Complementary Therapist in Place

***First complementary therapist cleared and ready to go*** Our first Complementary Therapist is ready, willing and able. It’s good to have her on board – welcome to Ms Claire Gibbon! Claire has a degree in Complementary Therapies and she is so excited to be joining us. There will be no shortage of patients for her[…]

Complementary Therapy on Haemodialysis Programme SRFT Update

Complementary Therapy on Haemodialysis Programme SRFT Update. I have been busy this month setting up to do talks/presentations for the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and local colleges. I will be speaking to students and trained therapists who may be interested in giving complimentary therapies to our dialysis patients across our 5 units. Talks have[…]

Salford Royal gets grant to introduce complementary therapies for dialysis patients

Hi everyone, I am just writing a short blog to deliver some really nice news.  We have been looking at how to get complementary therapy onto all 5 of our dialysis units as part of the patient experience quality improvement work.  Wigan renal unit has some experience going back over many years of offering this.[…]