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Patient Holidays

The Irish Kidney Association offers 3 types of Holidays:

  • Transplant & APD / CAPD (Tramore)
  • Haemodialysis (Tralee)
  • Holidays Abroad for Haemodialysis Patients

  • 4 self catering apartments
  • Opens May to October
  • 1 Week holiday (Sat-Sat)

You can avail of this holiday by filling in an application form these forms are posted to your PD unit / Social worker and your local Irish Kidney Association Branch Secretary in February of every year or you can contact Deborah directly in Donor House on 01 6205306 or email deborah@ika.ie

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  • 4 bedroom house
  • Opens May to October
  • 1 Week holiday (Sun-Sun)
  • Haemodialysis provided by Kerry General Hospital

You can avail of this holiday by filling in an application form these forms are posted to your Haemodialysis Unit / Social worker in your unit and your local Irish Kidney Association Branch Secretary in February of every year or you can contact Deborah directly in Donor House on 01 6205306 or email deborah@ika.ie

Click here to view this holiday home on Google.

The Irish Kidney Association provides a service for dialysis patients looking to holiday abroad.

Please DO NOT book a holiday before making arrangements for your dialysis.

Your first port of call should be either to contact a member of staff in your dialysis unit or you can contact me directly at Donor House.

The basic information needed to proceed with the booking of a patient’s request is the following:

  • Patient’s name
  • Holiday location
  • Desired dialysis dates

Patients need to give at least 4-6 weeks notice

The following documentation is required from your dialysis unit in order to confirm the dialysis sessions:

  • Completed medical and dialysis application form
  • Up to date blood test results of Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, MRSA and HIV (the test results must be dated no more than 4 weeks before the departure date)
  • Dr. Letter stating you are fit to travel
  • EHIC – European Health Insurance card formerly known as the E1 11

If travelling outside Europe your EHIC is not valid therefore you must pay for dialysis treatment.

Any patients, who would like advice or assistance in organising holiday dialysis abroad, can contact Deborah at Donor House on 01 6205306 or email  deborah@ika.ie


How to access the Patient Holiday service:

Deborah Cervi at Donor House,
Donor House, Block 43A,
Park West, Dublin 12
Phone LoCall: 1890- 543639
E-mail: deborah@ika.ie
Deborah Cervi, holiday coordinator has been with the IKA since 2003.

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