Coronavirus Testing

The information on this page was provided by the Kidney Charities Together Group. You can find more information on COVID-19 treatments at (for England) If you test positive for COVID, you should self-isolate according to Government guidelines. Check the latest information as the rules are changing regularly. For support while self-isolating, check …

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Please send us your story

We publish stories of patients and their families and how they cope with kidney failure. We’d love to publish our story, if you would like to share it with us. Please send your story to

Bristol Adult Transplant Games

Join the team and more information. Any transplantees requiring information about these events should contact the Bristol Team Manager Catharine Hall at the following email address – Team Bristol are a multi sports group primarily, but not exclusively comprising of kidney transplant recipients who have been treated at Southmead hospital. We also have members …

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Ellis Hook

A Remarkable Story by Clive Hook My brother Ellis Hook was an apprentice baker in a local company, Mounstevens, and had to get to work near Eastville in theearly morning. His working day started at 0530 and finished at 1530 – long days, but he loved the work and the camaraderie of the bakery shop …

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Diary of a Kidney Warrior

My name is Dee Moore and I am a stage 4 Kidney Warrior from Birmingham UK. I host a weekly Podcast which airs on a Monday called Diary of a Kidney Warrior. The Podcast is dedicated to raising awareness of Kidney Disease, Kidney Disease Prevention and all aspects of Chronic Illness & health and empowering …

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Newport Games 2019

British Transplant Games Newport Transplant Games 2019 Report Team manager Catharine Hall took a smaller than usual team to the British Transplant Games this year. In total 21 competitors made theshort journey to South Wales for the event. The close proximity of the event to the World Transplant Games meant a number of those selectedfor …

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Blood Line Clips (2017)

These green clips are specially designed to hold the blood lines safely. They were seen by a Bakpa committee member in Denmark, and with the encouragement of Lindsay Shellis at the Ambleside satellite RDU, approval for purchasing a quantity was sought and obtained from the clinical directors at Southmead.

Fistula Wristbands (2018)

Fistula wristbands (2018) are now available for patients to wear in the theatre complex at Southmead Hospital to clearly indicate that they have a functioning fistula. Before their introduction, recovery staff felt there was no clear system for identifying the at-risk/ fistula arm – especially when the patient is still under the influence of anaesthesia. A …

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