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        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:

        l Families of renal patients from outside             FACILITIES
            Dublin. It is available to all renal families no     Thirteen en-
            matter what Dublin hospital their family          suite bedrooms
            member is attending.                              some of which
        l Renal patients who have to travel long              can sleep up to
            distances to see their consultant as an           four persons. All
            outpatient may stay overnight when                rooms are on ground
            accommodation is available.                       floor level. All rooms have
        l The Centre arranges counselling service as          satellite TV, hairdryer, refrigerator and ironing
            required by outpatients and their families.       facilities. There is direct contact with the
            The counselling service is located at Donor       hospital ward. Comfortable sittingroom/dayroom
            House.                                            with satellite TV. Fully fitted kitchen where
        l Preference for accommodation is given to            meals can be prepared by residents.
            families of patients receiving transplants and    Complimentary tea and coffee is provided by the
            families of the seriously ill.                    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 IKA.
                                                              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, D09 Y5R3.
                 Telephone: 353-1-837 3952. Out of hours (Emergency only): 087-416 9907

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