Offspring in Hamburg – patient gives birth to healthy son

Every baby is a little miracle. Holding the tiny hands and feet, the first scream, the first smile are unforgettable moments in the life of all parents. For Rhana Bakht, however, it was even more than that when she held her son Louis in her arms for the first time. The 34-year-old has been on…

Living a full life despite Chronic Kidney Disease – Hugo Varela Brom

Hugo Varela Brom, on dialysis since five years, is  being treated in the Diaverum Crani Lagomar Clinic  in Canelones, on the coast of Uruguay, Latin America.  He is married and lives as close to a normal life as  possible despite his disease. Hugo has a bachelor degree in historical sciences and works as a research…

Visit us at the leading Spanish tourism fair FITUR Health

We are happy to participate in the Spanish tourism fair FITUR presenting our d.HOLIDAY programme. Our Spanish team gives comprehensive information at the Diaverum booth in the exhibition area and in the academic zone where visitors are invited to join various workshops and lectures. “Going on holiday is very important when it comes to quality…

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…

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…

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…

Happy Birthday to Australia’s Diamond Valley Dialysis Clinic

Diaverum Australia’s Diamond Valley clinic has recently turned 21 – a good reason to celebrate, the team thought. Of course everyone was very proud at the event but also a little bit sentimental. Here is their report: “We celebrated this occasion in style at the local Greensborough RSL Club with afternoon tea ,a birthday cake…

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…

Fun and education in patient camp in Lithuania

Exchanging thoughts with your peers and enjoying leisure together is so important for patients with chronic disease. In Lithuania, the patient association Gyvastis organises a summer camp every year to bring together various patients, their relatives, doctors and other supporters. This year it was all about nutrition and active lifestyle. Lavysas is a lake in…