Thirty years on dialysis – still motivated to fight

To start the new year, we would like to share the inspiring story of a Polish patient’s 30 years on dialysis. November last year marked 30 years since Wojciech Rosanowski’s life changed and the diagnosis of kidney disease meant a routine of dialysis treatment. He started haemodialysis treatment in 1985 in Gdansk. At that time…

Teasing a smile out of our patients

Nephrologists and dialysis nurses have a very special relationship with their patients. They see each other three times a week for four or more hours. They know about their responsibility for the patients and our patients know it as well. They know about each other’s family, future plans and the latest trick the dog learnt….

Dialysis nurse for one day – Fruzsina’s Work Experience at Forest Hill

Recently Diaverum UK tried out an experiment: Dawn Moller, Nursing Director UK, encouraged nurses to “Take Your Child to Work”. Fruzina Jerabekne, the 18 years old daughter of Forest Hill deputy clinic manager Rea, took the opportunity and now shares her experience with us… “I’ve had the pleasure of doing one week of work experience…

We in Diaverum – Leonetta Kirchhoff, dialysis nurse

Being a dialysis nurse is a highly responsible and rewarding job. We have had a look over the shoulders of Leonetta “Leo” Kirchhoff showing us her daily job as a dialysis nurse in our Diaverum kidney centre MVZ Dialyse Alter Teichweg in Germany. Enjoy!

Diaverum Lithuania acquires the second centre in Vilnius

The 16th dialysis centre has joined Diaverum network in Lithuania at the end of October. The new dialysis centre is located to the North from the city centre of Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital city. With this acquisition Diaverum Lithuania operates 16 clinics and provides service to more than 410 patients in the country. Diaverum Seskine currently…

Special art exhibition in our Koscierzyna clinic in Poland

The 80th birthday of one of its patients was the perfect occasion for Poland’s Koscierzyna centre to display his artistic skills. On 29 September, a special art exhibition took place in Diaverum’s centre in Koscierzyna to celebrate the 80th birthday of Mr Michal — a patient who has been on haemodialysis for over seven years….

Bonfire party for our patients in Poland

The bonfire party was held close Starogard Gdanski in Owidz — a reconstructed medieval fortified settlement which, according to archaeological and historical research,  was established in 11th century and was one of the largest in  those times. About 160 participants — patients and their relatives — attended, among them patients in wheelchairs. The event was…

Back home I thought ´That was great! I will go again!´

Roger Stamp (55) likes to discover the world. Even being a dialysis patient does not stop him from doing so. During the last seven years he has been on dialysis he has travelled all over Europe. In our interview he shares his experience to inspire other patients to also go on holiday and relax from…

Vascular access hemorrhage – How to prevent and what to do in case of emergency

Vascular access hemorrhage can be a fatal complication of hemodialysis, but it is a potentially preventable one. Several studies identified the following risk factors: Access-related complications that occurred within six months prior to bleeding deaths, such as: stenosis, local sepsis, aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms Repeated trauma Uncontrolled hypertension Spontaneous bleeding episodes Poor site rotation Age greater…