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           Our first support group get
        together was held in the Rochestown
        Park Hotel on Tuesday September 5th.
        We began the evening with a minute’s
        silence for our late Chairman Teddy                        Irish delegates at the EDTNA Conference
        O’Neill. The new format of our
        monthly get together was widely     allows Home HD patients to travel
        praised. Our guest speaker on the   around the country.
        night was Dermot Crosby from the
        Department of Employment and        UPCOMING EVENTS
        Social Protection. Dermot gave a      Our annual Mass will be held in the
        fantastic presentation of the benefits  CUH Chapel on November 12th at
        patients on long-term illness were  3pm. This beautiful ceremony is well
        entitled to and how to get back to  attended every year by donor families
        work under various different schemes.  and transplant recipients.
        Dermot was delighted to be given the  Christmas Cards will be on sale in
        opportunity to address the members  the canteen beside the Chapel
        and has advised that he will come   immediately following the Mass.
        back again.                         Refreshments will also be served in the
           Our next session was held on     canteen.
        October 3rd. At this session IKA      Our Christmas lunch will be held in
        Counsellor Mike Kelly gave a talk to  the Rochestown Park Hotel on
        the audience about dealing with     December 3rd at 3pm. Lunch will be
        chronic kidney failure and post-    followed with entertainment for the
        transplant.                         kids and the adults and you never
           Our November meeting will include  know as we might have a special
        speakers from Transplant Team Ireland  guest that may turn up on the day for
        to talk about life after transplant and  the kids. The cost of the meal will be  Portable haemodialysis machine
        sports participation.               €10 for adults and €5 for children
                                            under 12.
        ETDNA CONFERENCE                      To book your place please emai:   It is essential that you book in advance
           A number of Irish delegates or contact the  and the latest date for booking will be
        recently attended the European      Secretary on 086-2755754.           November 24th.
        Dialysis & Transplant Nurses
        Association (EDTNA) Conference in                                NOVEMBER 7TH
        Krakow. The three day event gave a
        wonderful insight into the world of               Support Meeting, 8pm, Rochestown Park Hotel
        dialysis and transplantation. One of
        the main themes from the Conference                              NOVEMBER 12TH
        was communication. Communication         Dates for your Diary  Annual Mass of Thanksgiving, CUH Chapel Cork
        between patients and their medical
        team. This breakdown seemed to be a
        common issue worldwide.                                           DECEMBER 3RD
           A portable home haemodialysis                  Christmas Lunch, 3pm, Rochestown Park Hotel.
        machine was on display. This machine

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