Your Local Kidney Patients Support Group
Free Membership for all Patients and their Close Relatives being treated at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham and at associated Satellite Units in Hampshire and surrounding counties.
Affiliated to the National Kidney Federation.
The Wessex Kidney Patients’ Association was formed in 1976 by a few patients who saw the need for a support group. At that time there was very little or no information or advice available to kidney patients and their families.
It was almost impossible to obtain details of ones own condition from clinicians. Misguided protocols prevailed which kept patients ill informed of details of their illness.
Thankfully, there is now a much more enlightened view and patients are encouraged to participate in decisions regarding their treatment.
Patient Groups have representatives on many committees relating to the treatment of kidney failure.
Here at the Wessex Kidney Patients Association we support kidney patients in Hampshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire and The IOW who are on some form of treatment for renal failure.
We organise a variety of events to help patients including meetings and social events.
We represent kidney patients both locally and nationally to promote their care.
The WKPA continually seeks to improve the quality of care for kidney patients, both at local and national level.
We support the drive for a National Service Framework (NSF) which will establish a uniformity of care throughout the country.