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Kidney Disease
                                                                          — A Guide for Patients





        The Irish Kidney

        Association Renal
        Support Centre is located

        in the grounds of

        Beaumont Hospital, just
        100 metres walk from

        the main hospital

        entrance, is open all year
        round and provides free

        accommodation for all its
        residents, who include:


        ● Families of renal patients from outside Dublin.     ● Preference for accommodation is given to
            It is available to all renal families no matter       families of patients receiving transplants and
            what Dublin hospital their family member is           families of the seriously ill.
            attending.
        ● Renal patients who have to travel long              FACILITIES
            distances to see their consultant as an              Twelve en-suite bedrooms some of which can
            outpatient    may    stay   overnight    when     sleep up to four persons. All rooms are on ground
            accommodation is available.                       floor level. All rooms have satellite TV, hairdryer,
        ● The Centre arranges counselling service as          refrigerator and ironing facilities. There is direct
            required by outpatients and their families. The   contact with the hospital ward. Comfortable
            counselling service is located at Donor House.    sittingroom/dayroom with satellite TV. Fully fitted
                                                              kitchen where meals can be prepared by residents.
                                                              Complimentary tea and coffee is provided by the
                                                              Association for residents and guests. Soft drinks
                                                              and snacks available from vending machine.
                                                              Laundry room with washing powder supplied.
                                                              Parking for overnight residents only.
                                                                 The Centre is owned and funded by the Irish
                                                              Kidney Association. Donations from residents and
                                                              fundraising initiatives are most welcome.
                                                                 The Centre is open to residents all year
                                                              round. Day facilities are available Monday to
                                                              Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Saturday and
                                                              Sunday 12pm-4pm.


                                            For further information contact:
                   IKA Renal Support Centre, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9.
                 Telephone: 353-1-837 3952. Out of hours (Emergency only): 087-416 9907
                                               Email: renalcentre@ika. ie

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