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KIDNEY CLUBS Minimize

Kidney Health Australia co-ordinates State and regional Kidney Clubs across Australia
Kidney Club meetings are organised and funded by Kidney Health Australia. Our Kidney Clubs (see list below) are support groups formed especially for people with any stage of kidney failure - acute to chronic - for those with CKD and on dialysis, those transplanted or waiting, or with one or multiple health conditions which can, or has caused, kidney function impairment. 

Benefits of joining a Kidney Club or Support Group
Both the patient and family can benefit from joining a support group to connect with other people who have experience with kidney disease, or any chronic disease. You learn from others: how to cope with and manage your daily needs, how to provide appropriate and effective care, and learn how to more easily live with your condition. You learn about resources: how others solve problems you are experiencing.

We are delighted to promote any kidney support group (see below)

- simply email
Club@kidney.org.au or call Matty Hempstalk on 0404 177 748


Why be a member of your Australian Kidney Community?
On
e voice speaks louder! 

Kidney Club members receive our Kidney Community News with:

  • information and invitations to our education and support activities
  • updates on medical research in kidney disease, on clinical trials and research opportunities
  • information on advocacy opportunities and government relations issues
  • information on community and corporate events held by Kidney Health Australia
  • personal profiles on key identities in our kidney community
Share your story, send us an article for Kidney Community News
We want to hear about your experience, or items of interest. How can we improve our newsletter? Simply email our Editor, Cassandra Bradshaw at cassandra.bradshaw@kidney.org.au

Read latest Kidney Community News> - freecall 1800 454 363 to sign up, or subscribe@kidney.org.au


AUSTRALIAN KIDNEY CLUBS - CALENDAR


Check below for upcoming dates for Kidney Club Meetings

Anyone on dialysis and post transplant, their family and carers are all welcome.

You must RSVP to register as it is essential for catering!

NEW SOUTH WALES

ARMIDALE KIDNEY CLUB
Enquiries: local contact Nicki 0427 903 227 - KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au

BLACKTOWN KIDNEY CLUB
Blacktown Workers Club Waratah Room, 55 Campbell St, Blacktown
Lunch and refreshments provided - RSVP to KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au

Sunday 6 December: Noon to 2.30pm RSVP by 2 December
- Download poster> Guest speaker Dr Richard Poon, Renal Specialist

EUROBALLA RENAL SUPPORT & ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS - meet monthly
Venue: Bridge Plaza in Batemans Bay
Local contact: Brad Rossiter 0458 534 470 or ersg.oda2536@hotmail.com

HUNTER & NORTHERN KIDNEY ASSOCIATION - 2nd Tuesday of month, except January
Group meets 7pm - Conference Room, Wansey Dialysis Centre, 1a Dudley Rd, Charlestown
Local contact: Michael Jameson on 0410 587 977 or hanka.enquiries@gmail.com
NORTHERN TERRITORY
ALICE SPRINGS KIDNEY CLUB
DoubleTree by the Hilton 82 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs
Local contact: Hayley Connelly (Flynn Drive Renal Unit) on 08 8951 6785 - or KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au

DARWIN KIDNEY CLUB
Enquiries: KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au

QUEENSLAND

CAIRNS KIDNEY CLUB
Enquiries: KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au

HERVEY BAY (FRASER COAST) KIDNEY CLUB
Local contacts: Lynne Abell or Debra Dow, Hervey Bay Renal Unit  at the Fraser Coast Renal Service, on 07 4325 6850 or FC-Renal@health.qld.gov.au - or KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au

MAROOCHYDORE SUNSHINE COAST KIDNEY CLUB
Meet at Coffee Club Cotton Tree, Rovera Plaza, 23 Cotton Tree Parade, Maroochydore
Enquiries: KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
ADELAIDE KIDNEY CLUB Sunday - 1 November 2015: Noon to 2pm - Download poster> 
Hackney Hotel & Function Centre, 95 Hackney Road, Hackney
Guest speaker: Claire Trimingham, Renal Dietitian - lunch and refreshments provided -
RSVP by 28 October to KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au

ADELAIDE KIDNEY COFFEE CLUB - 3rd Tuesday in month, 10am to Noon See poster>
Meet at Sheoak Cafe, 38 Sheoak Rd, Belair (corner Sheoak & James Rd, runs off Old Belair Rd).
Local contact: Joy 08 8392 2809 or dandjrob@yahoo.com.au
TASMANIA

HOBART KIDNEY CLUB
Enquiries: KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au

TAMAR RENAL SUPPORT GROUP Meet regularly 4th Saturday in month at 10.15am
Belle's Tea Room, Macquarie Street, George Town (50km nth of Launceston).
Local contact: Kelvin on 0428 617 697 - or to KHA freecall 180 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au

VICTORIA
GOULBURN VALLEY KIDNEY CLUB
Local contact: Carmel Chaston on 03 5795 2541

DIALYSIS & TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION
Patient self-help group of people with kidney failure, their families, carers and friends, D.A.T.A. Victoria members on dialysis can access low cost holiday homes (two with dialysis options) for family holiday at Rosebud, Yarrawonga, Blackburn>
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
PERTH KIDNEY CLUB - 20 September 2015: Noon to 1.30 pm - Download poster>
Como Hotel, 241 Canning Highway, Como
Lunch and refreshments provided. RSVP by 17 September: KHA freecall 1800 454 363, Club@kidney.org.au or to Matty Hempstalk on 0404 177 748

PERTH KIDNEY CLUB
- Photo: members at Perth Kidney Club meeting
Enquiries: KHA freecall 1800 454 363 or Club@kidney.org.au



ALBANY KIDNEY SUPPORT GROUP 
Small group of transplant recipients, dialysers, family and friends. Share information, experience, socialise. We also raise funds for the comfort of dialysis patients in our local unit.
Local contact: Shirley Harding 08 9844 8404 shirleyh@westnet.com.au

RENAL SUPPORT GROUP - SOUTH WEST WA
(Bunbury area) Meet face to face regularly, with a private Facebook group for members.
Local contact: Lulu Paxton 0417 182 811 or send request to join to  renalsupportWA@groups.facebook.com

DIALYSIS & RENAL TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION OF WA  See brochure>
For patients, carers, donors, friends and family associated with kidney disease - hosts regular functions - fun, relaxing social opportunity for members to meet, chat and share experiences - dart.org.au
AUSTRALIAN FACEBOOK GROUPS


Connect with us                                                             


Search Facebook to find online groups of kidney minded people from Australia and the wider global community. New groups are often private (apply to join - to protect privacy). After listening to others in a group who share a common experience, you learn you are not unique - others live with the same difficulties you experience.
  • aHUS Patient Support Group Australia> Facebook group - apply to join
    Rare genetic disease that affects a part of immune system causing blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body. People with aHUS have a constant risk of sudden, life-threatening complications from damage to vital organs such as the kidneys, heart and brain. aHUS can affect infants, children or adults - many develop kidney damage and need dialysis or kidney transplant. Or find out more http://ahusaustralia.org.au

    • Kidney Disease and Diet Ideas - APSGA>  Facebook group - apply to join
      Shares ideas and recipes for CKD. Remember to check with your medical team before trying any recipes on this page. Members are not medical professionals but feel it's important to be active in learning about your health - own your kidney disease! Visit apsga.org.au or call Kerri Grey, President, aHUS Support Group Australia on 0402 052 411 or info@apsga.org.au
  • Posterior Urethral Valve Group>  Facebook group - apply to join
    Parents of children with PUV in Australia can discuss issues, concerns or share with others in a similar situation. Moderator is parent of a baby diagnosed with PUV at 10 days old - PUV is rare.
  • Tasmanian Kidney Community> Facebook group - apply to join
    Contact for this private Facebook group is Amanda Crawford - a dialyser from Launceston. Please introduce yourself when applying for membership.
Kidney Health Australia online social network - Registration essential
EXTERNAL SUPPORT GROUPS

Message Boards and social networking  Our kidney community online
INTRODUCING OUR HEALTH TEAM

General Manager Health Programs & Services Manager - Anne Revell or 1800 454 363
National Health Programs Manager - Stephen Anderson 02 8045 8901
National Kidney Health Information Service Manager - Ainslie Bolton 1800 454 363
National Kidney Club Coordinator - Matty Hempstalk or 0404 177 748
National Children's Coordinator - Colin Finch or 08 6160 9500
Home Dialysis Program Manager - Debbie Fortnum homedialysis@kidney.org.au or 08 6160 9500
Kidney Cancer Project Manager - Kirren Grennan kidney.cancer@kidney.org.au or 02 8405 8903

        NSW: Daniel Glaubert - 02 8045 8902 or nsw@kidney.org.au
        QLD: Amber Williamson - 0412 162 618 or qld@kidney.org.au
        TAS: Sarah Challenor - 03 6348 7533 or tas@kidney.org.au
        VIC: Jo Fairbairn - 03 9674 4315 or vic@kidney.org.au
        SA: Ainslie Bolton - 08 8334 7555 or sa@kidney.org.au
        WA: Colin Finch - 08 6160 9500 or wa@kidney.org.au


Free call service for people with,
or affected by, kidney and urinary disease


Or email query to KHIS@kidney.org.au



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Updated 11 August 2015

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Kidney Health Australia - Health Education & Support Groups
 TitleDescription
Kidney Club Perth - Sunday 20 September 2015Como Hotel, 241 Canning Highway, Como WA
Kidney Club Adelaide: Sunday 1 November 2015Hackney Hotel & Function Centre, 95 Hackney Rd, Hackney
Kidney Club Blacktown: Sunday 6 DecemberBlacktown Workers Club Waratah Room, 55 Campbell St, Blacktown NSW
Support Groups in AustraliaAustralian and global list of support clubs for our kidney community
Adelaide Coffee Club3rd Tuesday in month - Sheoak Cafe, 38 Sheoak Rd Belair - cnr Sheoak & James Rd, off Old Belair Rd. Call Joy 08 8392 2809 or andjrob@yahoo.com.au
D.A.R.T. - Perth WARefer to the D.A.R.T. info brochure
 
 
 
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Last updated: Sep 2015.