Services are designed to help people find ways in which they can live
as normal a life as possible, around their kidney failure. Most importantly, the society brings people with kidney failure and their families together, in person or through their stories, so they can share their experience and strength and support and encourage each other.
Experienced staff and volunteers are at hand with
- information and resources
- practical and emotional support
- working on your behalf
- connection with people like you
One patient says:
“It is so nice to talk to someone who will listen and can understand. I don’t like to bother family or friends…”
We work closely with the professionals providing medical care for people with kidney failure but we are a strictly independent patient society providing support in the community, providing extra services and support.
Our services are free for people with kidney failure in the Northland, Auckand, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Tairawhiti and Hawkes Bay regions. If you are looked after by one of these renal services we encourage you to join the Kidney Society for our range of FREE services including our bi-monthly magazine.
People elsewhere in New Zealand are very welcome to contact us for free information by phone, and may subscribe to the Kidney Society News at a cost of $25 per year for six issues. For local support or information contact an independent patient support society or group, or Kidney Health NZ.