to the Hammersmith Hospital Kidney Patients' Association (HHKPA) website.
We are a charity run by kidney patients, their families, friends and carers,
and the staff of the Hammersmith Hospital Renal Unit.
was set up in 1978 and is run by people on dialysis, transplant recipients,
carers and renal staff. All patients under the care of Hammersmith Hospital
are automatically members of the association and receive benefits such
as the National Kidney Federation quarterly magazine 'Kidney Life'.
HHKPA aims to:
information and support to people with renal failure, their families
national renal organisations
public awareness about renal issues
our work is important
Hammersmith Hospital currently treats 800 people with kidney failure.
can be treated very effectively but it can have a great impact on a person's
lifestyle and some people may need support if, for example, their careers
have been affected.
number of people with kidney failure at Hammersmith Hospital is projected
to rise by 15% per annum over the next 5 years. This, together with the
national increasing demand for renal services, means that HHKPA considers
raising awareness of renal issues a high priority. We aim to do this both
at a local and national level and are always looking for help.
information through our tri-annual newsletter to all members
the quarterly National Kidney Federation's (NKF) 'Kidney Life'
for all members
medical and non-medical equipment for the renal unit
welfare grants to individual members
- Work closely
with hospital staff and management to improve hospital conditions for
people on dialysis and with transplants
the NHS Organ Donor Register and Donor Card
the British Transplant Games
at the National Kidney Federation's annual conference
of recent work we have been involved in:
Raising awareness through radio interviews and information displays to
West London's Asian community; distribution of donor cards at local football
patient interests in the recent reorganisation of renal services in West
equipment including: individual television and headsets for satellite
dialysis units; and furniture and information boards for the transplant
outpatients' waiting room
you can help
Become an occasional volunteer. We need volunteers to help with mailing
out the newsletter and help with our events.
Organise your own sponsored event for HHKPA. Events can be as large
or small as you want and raise a little or lots of money!
a committee member
The committee meets once every four to eight weeks. Come and meet us.
We always need new members.
HHKPA Committee Officers
Elaine J Clutterbuck MBChB,FRCP, PhD
is a renal consultant at Hammersmith Hospital.
My name is Sharman Maxwell, I had a transplant in April 2003 due to Polycystic Kidney Disease.
I have two sons, one who also has P.C.K.D.
I joined the Kidney Patients' Association
to give something back for all the help I had received from the doctors and staff at Hammersmith Hospital.
more information on HHKPA or to find out how you can help, please
|Sharman Maxwell (Chairperson)
020 8797 1983