The Norm Bourke box was created to assist people accessing life saving peritoneal dialysis treatment at home. The Norm Bourke Box project provides essential supplies to people accessing training through Renal Outreach centers. Currently we provide to Tamworth, Newcastle, Dubbo and Taree and all the places in between. These supplies are not provided by NSW Health and at times are costly for very sick patients and their families, so we like to help out at this time of difficulty for many starting. The boxes have been designed by patients and nursing staff together to ensure the contents are right for people starting peritoneal dialysis. We are working with other health services who provide training for peritoneal dialysis to provide the boxes to other hospitals in NSW. Please do not hesitate to send us an email if you are interested in them coming to a hospital near you.
Norm Bourke was an inspiration to those in the Renal community and died in 2018. We aim to do an amazing job in his memory. Norm was on peritoneal dialysis initially when he was first diagnosed with kidney failure.
Armidale Kidney club was established in May 2014. Our team will support you and your family at our monthly gatherings. Please see our facebook site for the latest dates and events
In conjunction with the amazing staff at Healthwise NSW we provide community education around the prevention of CKD, but also how to cope with a chronic illness like kidney disease.
The talented Sarah Watson helped create #patientsincluded a short film about the different journeys of five patients with CKD from Armidale NSW. It tells of their hopes, fears and diagnosis, but more than that, their desire to be included in research so they can bring about change to help others with this disease. Made in collaboration with Nicki Scholes-Robertson and the Centre for Kidney Research