The hard reality of Christmas on dialysis
We can act now to avoid a health emergency
Our recent report, Kidney disease: a UK public health emergency predicts a dramatic increase in the number of people needing dialysis treatment in the next 10 years. If the worst predictions of the report are realised, it will create a healthcare crisis.
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Life on dialysis is always tough, but it’s especially tough over the Christmas period.
Paul Cookson, who you met in the 5 minute video above, has been a kidney patient since he was a baby. He has had four failed transplants.
“At Christmas, it’s difficult to spend time with my sisters who live in Ashford and Hartlepool. I’ve tried to arrange dialysis there, so I can spend more than two days with my family, but there is a lack of space in UK dialysis units, and it’s hard to get a place.
At Christmas I also miss indulging in goodies like chocolate log and Christmas pudding.”