Kidney Patient Newsletter – Covid-19 Update – ISSUE 5

The fifth edition of our Newsletter – Covid-19 Update – is now ready to view. As usual, it’s been compiled by Kidney Care UK, Kidney Wales, Paul Popham Fund, the Welsh Clinical Renal Network – which oversees services for adult kidney patients in Wales, and the Wales Kidney Research Unit … Continue reading

Letter from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales regarding the end of shielding on August 16th

Those of you that have been shielding for the past couple of months may already be aware that continued self-isolation is soon to be deemed no longer necessary by the Welsh Government.

Letters from the Chief Medical Officer for Wales (CMO) are currently being issued, and you should receive them … Continue reading

Get your questions and nominations in for issue 2 of the KIDS newsletter

We are in the process of compiling issue 2 of our KIDS newsletter. In this issue, our ‘Ask the Expert’ section will feature Dr Graham Smith from the Children’s Kidney Centre in UHW, so please send your questions in to us, so that we can get you the information you … Continue reading

Swansea Bay VIRTUAL 5k Series 2020

Due to the pandemic the annual Swansea Bay Summer Bay 5k Series was cancelled in May, June and July this year with the aim of rescheduling for August, September and October. Due to the uncertain climate we find ourselves in, we have taken the decision to run the 2020 series … Continue reading

Donation of magnifying lamps for home dialysis patients

We are extremely happy to announce that we, the Paul Popham Fund – with support from our peer mentor, Geraint John – have been able to fund the purchase of 16 magnifying lamps for the home therapies team at Morriston Hospital during lockdown. We had previously donated 30 lamps to … Continue reading

Hugo and Jude (and dad) Pagett ‘Brave the Shave’ videos

Hugo and Jude Pagett are identical twin boys, except for one difference: Hugo was born with Chronic Renal Failure. In the not too distant future, Hugo will receive a new kidney, a spare part, provided by his Dad.

A year ago, Hugo and Jude wanted to grow their hair, so … Continue reading

Let us know how COVID-19 is affecting your life

Kidney Care UK, Kidney Wales and the Paul Popham Fund are working hard to support kidney patients in Wales through the coronavirus pandemic.

We’d like to understand how COVID-19 is affecting your life to make sure we’re supporting you as best we can and raising the most important concerns with … Continue reading

Feeling anxious about going out? Coronavirus advice for renal patients

As the move towards relaxing the UK wide lockdown continues, you may be starting to think about getting out and about yourself. If you have been shielding for several weeks, it’s not unusual to have feelings of anxiety about the prospect of going out again. This may feel unpleasant, but … Continue reading