KSN in Mackay continues to Grow

KSN in Mackay continues to Grow

The Mackay community joined with the Kidney Support Network on 16th December, to celebrate the opening of the new Branch office and Community Op Shop in Shakespeare Street. Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson commenced proceedings with the KSN State President Trevor Waldron, cutting the ribbon to the new brighter and larger Op Shop and Regional office.   State Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert then launched the new Patient Transport vehicle, which will enable KSN to transport even more Kidney patients to dialysis and essential appointments extending from as far as Sarina and Mirani and locally within Mackay, direct to the Mackay Base Hospital and Renal Unit.     The celebrations were finalised with the cutting of the KSN commemorative cake by Tim Mulherin, Mackay Health Services Chairman and former Member for Mackay.   The Kidney Support Network in Mackay started humbly several years ago with a second hand car and fundraising at local markets but always with an amazing team of Volunteers. The Branch and Shop has recently...
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KSN Sunshine Coast Branch is Open

KSN Sunshine Coast Branch is Open

Saturday 10 December 2016 saw the long-awaited re-opening of the Kidney Support Network (KSN) Sunshine Coast Regional Branch, to support local kidney Patients and Volunteers. Since loss of Queensland Chronic Disease support funding in 2013, assistance for Kidney Patients on the Sunshine Coast had been sadly scaled down, with our two Opportunity Shops flying the flag for KSN and raising crucial community funds; and to maintain a KSN presence on the Coast. The KSN Management Committee has recently invested in a new Op Shop at Currimundi which also hosts our Regional Office, located at 1 Gannawarra Street Currimundi. The new office will enable KSN to once again deliver our personalised support for people impacted by Kidney Disease on the Sunshine Coast.  We also unveiled our brand new Patient Transport vehicle, secured through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund this year and supplied by Caloundra City Autos. Our  dynamic Branch Coordinator Kathy Rayner, was also introduced. A happy crowd joined in the activities on Saturday, including...
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Managing Your Health during Hot Weather

Managing Your Health during Hot Weather

The Kidney Support Network is concerned for our Volunteers, Members and kidney Patients generally, during the current heatwave and during the Summer months. Please look through the accompanying information to help you manage during extreme heat conditions. We know that many kidney Patients must restrict fluid intake, so it is extremely important to be aware of ways to keep hydrated and to reduce the impacts of hot weather for yourself and your loved ones. Information on managing during hot weather: managing-in-extreme-hot-weather https://www.health.qld.gov.au/disaster/heat/heat-wave.asp  ...
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