5-step personal risk assessment for ‘un-shielding’

Since the 16th of August, government advice has been that those who have previously followed shielding advice no longer need to do so, unless expressly advised otherwise by a medical professional.

Some transplant patients and those on the waiting list may have been advised to continue, so please clarify with … Continue reading

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

Kidney Patient Newsletter – Covid-19 Update – ISSUE 4

The fourth edition of our Newsletter – Covid-19 Update – is now ready to view. It has 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

Paul Popham Fund bring afternoon tea to Morriston Hospital Renal Unit

We’re proud to say that we, the Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales, delivered 320 afternoon tea boxes to Morriston Hospital Renal Unit, to lift the spirits of patients and staff on … Continue reading

Befriending service changes its name to Peer Support Service

Service Name Change

The Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales, relaunched its Befriending Service on the 26th June 2016 in conjunction with the Renal Services at Morriston Hospital. Since that day, the service has grown from strength to strength, offering people with kidney disease a support service from people like … Continue reading

Thanks to our volunteers during National Volunteer Week!

Last week was National Volunteers’ Week, which is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people across the UK make through volunteering.

Volunteer services are especially valuable to the most vulnerable in our communities, and with many of these people strictly self-isolating at the moment, the help these volunteer … Continue reading