Dialysis patients tell their stories
Being a dialysis patient does not have to mean never going on holiday. As one
of the world’s leading providers of renal care treatment we can offer Holiday
Dialysis at many different locations all over the world. One European favourite
among our patients is the south of Spain where the climate is always inviting.
Some holiday dialysis patients choose to return year after year. They have
kindly offered to share personal experiences of their visits to Spain and the
Alan Goulding, Birmingham, UK.
Alan has been on Holiday Dialysis in Spain twice. Both times he has chosen to
get his dialysis from the Diaverum Clinic in Torremolinos, and he is planning to
come back later this year.
“This is very, very good. I am being very well looked after. It is actually much
better here in Torremolinos than back home in England. The nurses check on
you all the time and there is always a medical doctor present. Besides, the
coffee here is fantastic! From the place where I stay to the clinic it is 15-20
minutes by car. It is really convenient. I don’t have to worry about the payment,
the E111-form [European Health Insurance Card] takes care of that.”
Roy Rainbird, Essex, UK.
For Roy the wheels are already in motion for planning his 4th
holiday to Spain as a renal care patient. He used to visit Torremolinos before he became ill and, thanks to Diaverum, he can now continue going on holiday just as he did before. He even stays at the same hotel as he did during the last 12 years.
“The Clinic is right at the door of the hotel. I normally take a taxi for my
sessions and it takes 3-4 minutes to get there. Once there was a national
strike and no taxis were to be found, so I actually chose to walk back to the
hotel after the dialysis, that’s how close it is.
I do not experience any language barrier. The doctors and Paulina [the Holiday
Dialysis coordinator in Malaga] all speak English. Everybody is very nice,
friendly and helpful. I am really in favour of Spain, not least since there are
one or two doctors present at all times. I would like to give thanks for all the
help I received while on dialysis.”
Lilian Mulhern, Manchester, UK.
Lilian visited our dialysis clinic in Pineda del Mar in 2012 and spent three days dialysing there.
"From the very beginning the staff were welcoming, warm, made me feel relaxed and really went out of their way to help me in any way they could. I was picked up on time from my hotel by the bus driver and from where I was staying it was only a short distance away. The staff on the ward welcomed me very warmly, the doctor spoke good English which put me at ease and I was very happy with the treatment that I received here. I have no complaints and would definitely return to this clinic."
Horst Huxoll, Germany.
Horst stayed in our clinic Sema Parc in Bucharest in September and October 2012. A few weeks later we received a Thank-you letter from him.
"I am very pleased with the treatment and found the medical staff very friendly and professional. I will definintely come back!”
It was already his second visit to this clinic.