WALVIS BAY – Coastal residents and those in nearby towns do not need to travel out of the town to access life-saving dialysis therapy.
This is because a state of the art facility was opened at the Welwitschia MediPark at Walvis Bay that already offers several other services to both private and state patients.
Dialysis is a treatment that filters and purifies the blood using a machine. This helps keep your fluids and electrolytes in balance when the kidneys can’t do their job. Dialysis has been used since the 1940s to treat people with kidney problems
Speaking to New Era yesterday about the facility, which he helped to set up, pharmacist Thomas Huber yesterday said they are so far treating about seven chronic patients and also provided services to four visitors since the centre become operational on 7 December last year.
“We also had a visitor from one of the African countries and have two people who are on acute treatment,” he said.
Huber also said they are keen on partnering with the health ministry to provide treatment to State patients.
“We are here to provide quality and essential services to all patients and will engage with the State to also assist them when the need arises.”
According to a statement issued by the centre, they are dedicated to serving all patients suffering from chronic kidney failure, as well as aiding to improve and develop the medical industry at the town.
The facility comprises five dialysis units performing chronic haemodialysis therapy to patients for extended hours. The centre also partnered with Welwitschia Hospital, as it is fully equipped to provide acute dialysis therapy for patients within the hospital.
It has been carefully designed to provide a holistic treatment approach to dialysis therapy and patients with chronic kidney diseases at large, with special interest in positive patient outcomes and improved quality of life.
Furthermore, patients can expect to receive individualised care and free amenities such as their electronic patient records.