Regional Dialysis Service Expansion

 

Regional Dialysis Service Expansion

 

Project status: In progress

More people living in northern rural and remote Western Australia will be able to receive renal dialysis treatment closer to home as a result of $63.51million in funding for Renal Dialysis expansion, which is jointly funded by the State and Federal governments.

The Regional Dialysis Services Expansion project is funded under Royalties for Regions with $6.99 million which will support Federal funding of key infrastructure across the northern and remote areas of the state.

Expanded services will provide improved access to dialysis and renal support across of north Western Australia, and aims to close the gap on patient outcomes for Aboriginal people that have chronic and end-stage kidney disease.

The project focuses on:

  • Expanding dialysis services in regional renal satellite centres currently at capacity and establishing new services at a number of small and medium sized hospitals.
  • Subsidising dialysis patient hostel accommodation in Broome, Derby, Fitzroy Crossing, Kununurra, Carnarvon and Kalgoorlie.
  • Establishing regional renal support teams in the Goldfields, Mid West and Pilbara to provide:
  • Patient education
  • Secondary prevention to better manage renal disease in the community
  • Increased support to people on home and community supported dialysis
  • Prevention or delay in progression to end-stage kidney disease.