The purpose of our group is to support all those that attend Paphos General Hospital Renal Unit by raising funds for equipment. We also assist people from around the world with kidney problems who wish to visit Cyprus and are concerned about continuing their treatment whilst here. We work in co-operation with hospitals that provide dialysis and also offer dietary advice that has been put together by nephrology dieticians and try to allay any concerns for patients who have to come to terms with a life-changing future. The prospect of dialysis is frightening to say the least. Any queries beyond our scope are referred to one of many medical staff with whom we are in contact.
Kidney problems will not go away and with any luck neither shall we. Among the 600 million people with kidney problems, hundreds of thousands die every year but we are trying to bring the problem to peoples’ attention, but it is very difficult unless they have a personal contact with a sufferer. Kidney disease can be avoided in a lot of cases, we are here to try and get that message across.