12th Annual Dialysis

The 12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference

12th Annual Dialysis & VASBI Conference The 12th Annual Dialysis conference is at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester as usual. It takes place between September 25th and 27th. The first day is devoted to the Vascular Access Society of Britain and Ireland (VASBI). You can register for any or all of the three days and[…]

Dying to Live

I’m Dying to Live

I’m dying to live! I’d never seen something so beautiful. The sun glazed the snow-capped mountains, the occasional cloud drifted past the summit and I couldn’t wipe this stupid enormous smile off my face. As I sat eating my lunch amongst the highest peaks in North Wales, I just didn’t know if I’d ever top[…]

Giving a Gift

Spare Kidney: Good Working Order

Spare Kidney:  GWO Even though I had been a renal nurse for many years it had never occurred to me that I could be a live kidney donor in the paired/pool scheme.  My only experience of live donation had been through patients whose family or friends had donated. While working as a Renal Therapy specialist[…]

Reann's Kidney Failure

Reann’s Kidney Failure Story

Reann’s Kidney Failure Story   Diagnosis & Starting Dialysis In June 2009 I got rushed into Whiston Hospital  with severe swelling and after lots of tests. I got diagnosed with Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) at the age of 15. In 2012 when I was 18, I had a PD tube fitted.  I[…]

Caroline Williams

Caroline Williams Story

With thanks to Caroline Williams and Kidneys for Life for giving us permission to share Caroline’s story. Caroline Williams Story It was 2006, not too long after my 29th birthday.  I had been feeling tired for some time and suffering from frequent headaches, I just put this down to my busy social calendar and too[…]

Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

This week’s recipe from the dietitians at Salford Royal is Vegetarian Nasi Goreng.  It is an Indonesian dish and Nasi Goreng means ‘fried rice’. This dish is a great way to use up leftover rice and vegetables, and makes a tasty and speedy week day dinner. If you are following a potassium restriction, remember to[…]

Red Lentil Stew with Dumplings

Red lentil stew with dumplings

Red lentil stew with dumplings. Red lentil stew with dumplings is our latest recipe and comes from Jane Richardson, a dietitian from Salford Royal. I want to thank Jane for the recipe and also for cooking the dish and sending a photograph of it; it’s really appreciated. Lentils are good source of protein, particularly for[…]

Chicken and Leek Pie

Chicken and Leek Pie

Chicken and Leek Pie Autumn is the time of year to dig out the casserole and pie dishes and this recipe for Chicken and Leek Pie from Salford Royal dietitian Sophie Brazier is a great example of the warm, comforting food we crave as the days grow shorter and colder. Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil[…]

Blog July 2018

Complementary Therapy Blog July 2018

BLOG July 2018 We celebrated a lovely day with the nursing staff for Nurses Day on May 11th and had therapists in Salford, Wigan, Bolton and Oldham carrying out therapies for our wonderful hardworking dedicated staff. The feedback from the staff was wonderful and they thoroughly enjoyed their day of celebrations.       ———————————————-****—————————————————-[…]

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