A letter to the Morayfield Renal Clinic

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Thank you - it had been a god-send

When we opened our Morayfield Clinic in March this year, our aim was to serve quality service to the local community. It has only been running a few months but we are delighted to be on track with our mission. One of our customers Michael and his wife Jan shared their experience with us and how their lives had changed when they discovered a renal clinic closer to home.

“Hi, my name is Jan, my husband is a dialysis patient, which means he has renal failure - his kidneys do not work. To keep him alive he has to go to dialysis 3 times a week and is hooked up to a dialysis machine which is to cleanse his blood and remove the excess waste products that are within his body which has no other way to do this. This process usually takes 4 ½ hours not including the time to put him on and time to take him off the machine at the end because of procedures that must be followed. I am grateful there is a machine that can do this for him and keep him going.  

Jan and Michael

For at least the past 4 years, we were travelling to the Sunshine Coast Private University Hospital at Birtinya (near Caloundra) 3 days a week for this procedure.  We live on Bribie and the journey is about a 150km round trip. Usually we left a bit after 6am and didn’t arrive back in Bribie until just before 2 in the afternoon.  I had to drive my husband because his eyesight is not what is used to be, so it was safer this way.  The only other places available for his treatment would be at North Lakes or into Brisbane itself.  We opted to go north, less traffic.  Besides all of that his nephrologist was there at Birtinya as well.  All of this over a period of time has taken a toll on myself as well as my husband, but it kept him alive and to us that is important.

Almost 3 months ago we heard from a friend that a renal unit was opening at Morayfield.  We did some investigations and YES!! It was true!! How wonderful that it would be near to us and to a lot of other people who live in this part of the state. No need to travel such a long distance for so many people. The dialysis unit is part of the Health Hub at Morayfield, easy access. To make things even easier, the community bus on Bribie now picks Michael up and brings him home each day he has to go. Happy days.

 Thank you for the Morayfield/Caboolture/Bribie area it has been a god-send.”

Jan and Michael