Diaverum inaugurates Integrated Renal Care Centre in Riyadh

In the presence of the Kingdom’s Minister of Health, H.E. Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, we inaugurated our first Integrated Renal Care Centre (IRCC) in Riyadh in April. The new facility will bring new levels of renal care excellence integrating our d.ACADEMY training centre, dialysis centre, and a vascular access procedure room to optimise care…

Happy World Kidney Day 2017

This year we want to raise the awareness for the connection between obesity and kidney diseases. Obesity is a potent risk factor for the development of kidney disease. It increases the risk of developing major risk factors of Chronic Kidney Disease, like diabetes and hypertension, and it has a direct impact on the development of…

Preventing kidney failure in Guinea-Bissau

Being diagnosed with kidney failure in Guinea-Bissau means a death sentence for most patients. As currently no hospital in the West African country offers dialysis treatment, it is extremely important to prevent end-stage renal diseases among the population. Therefore, Drª Catarina Carvalho, nephrologist at Diaverum Portugal, is leading a screening campaign in various towns and…

Out of the comfort zone – what it feels like to work in a clinic

Employees not working in the clinics often know only theoretically how the dialysis treatment works. Therefore it is very accepted to take short trainings in the clinics to get an insight to the daily clinic routines. We spoke to Mariyana Nikolova, IT System Specialist in the Central IT department about her experience in our Crawley…

Italy’s Acquaviva Kidney Center turns 20 – let’s celebrate

Happy birthday! Acquaviva Kidney Center has celebrated its 20th birthday few weeks ago. The staff has organized a party for all the patients and the employees and together they made a great celebration. From time to time it is important to step out of the clinical routine and celebrate what you have achieved. Patients and…

Diaverum Australia joins Research Walk in Brisbane

Staff and families from our Toowoomba clinic took the opportunity to join the Research Walk of Kidney Health Australia to raise funds for kidney patients. This association is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping people with kidney disease, with a view to improving their health outcomes and quality of life and that of their families…

Patient education decides on the treatment form of dialysis patients

Patient education is a crucial factor in the question of what type of treatment a dialysis patient chooses: This is the result of an international study performed by Diaverum. It was published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE in May 2016. Patients receiving information about the different treatment options in advance of their first dialysis…

Conquering Britain’s highest peak for charity

UK Operations Director, Rachel Hucknall, led a team of Diaverum climbers up Ben Nevis to raise money for the National Kidney Federation. Ben Nevis stands at 1,346 metres and is the highest peak on the British Isles, located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Scottish Highlands. On 25 June, an orange-clad…

Australia/New Zealand employees win prestigious RSA awards

Congratulations – Jon Hosking and Julie Tondello have been recognised by the Renal Society of Australasia! Jon and Julie were the very worthy recipients of, between them, four prestigious awards at the Renal Society of Australasia’s Annual Conference held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, 21-22 June. Jon was appointed Clinic Manager for Diaverum’s new clinic…

New coordinator for PD in Germany

Since 1. March Dr. Michael Rösch is the new PD Coordinator for Diaverum Germany. In our interview, he explains how he wants to strengthen the peritoneal dialysis as a treatment option and which benefits it offers for patients: What is your main task as PD Coordinator for Diaverum Germany? Diaverum has a lot of expertise…