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Renal Network

Working to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare for patients accessing renal ambulatory, home dialysis, renal transplant and supportive services throughout NSW.

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Priorities

  • To establish a statewide system of data collection to measure current dialysis activity and capacity.
  • To advise NSW Ministry of Health on strategies to better manage dialysis capacity across NSW, from avoiding risks to adequate provision of dialysis services.
  • To assist in delaying onset of end-stage renal failure in at-risk groups.
  • To support mechanisms to provide palliative care for patients with chronic renal disease through Renal Supportive Care Program.
  • To establish strategies to address workforce needs.

Achievements

  • Introduction of the Renal Supportive Care Program.
  • Development of a prevention strategy and proposed action plan for reducing progression to end-stage renal failure.
  • Input to statewide planning, leading to improved access to dialysis facilities for rural and metropolitan patients since 2003.
  • NSW services have doubled living-donor transplantation rates since 2003.
  • Support of working groups to develop evidence-based best practice guidelines.
  • Collaboration with HealthShare NSW to implement standardised dialysis purchasing procedures throughout NSW.
  • Co-ordination of a state-based advanced trainee education program, available throughout Australasia.
  • Centralised medical trainee recruitment process, supporting increased local nephrology trainee appointments.
  • The Renal Network is represented on the national group advising Australian Council on Healthcare Standards on renal clinical indicators.

Renal Network

Contact

Monica Nash
Renal Network Manager

Recently Added

NSW Hospital Dialysis Capacity Audit 2011

Added: 25 May 2016

Type: PDF File (5.2 MB)

NSW Dialysis Capacity Audit 2014

Added: 21 March 2016

Type: PDF File (2.0 MB)

Home First Dialysis Model of Care

Added: 2 October 2015

Type: Webpage

SWSLHD Renal Pathways Evaluation Final Report

Added: 2 October 2015

Type: PDF File (805.2 KB)