Party marks renal unit’s 10th anniversary

Senior sister Angela Hardy with junior siseter Linda Tyler, of the CRH renal unit

Senior sister Angela Hardy with junior siseter Linda Tyler, of the CRH renal unit

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A PARTY next month will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Calderdale Royal Hospital’s renal unit.

More than 100 guests will be attending the bash at the Shay Stadium on Sunday June 10, including current patients and former patients who have had transplants, their families and staff past and present.

Invitations have also been sent to the families of patients who have passed away as a way to commemorate them.

The nurse-led renal unit is a satellite unit for Leeds and cares for 40 patients from the Halifax area with kidney conditions.

Patients would otherwise have to travel long distances for their treatment.

Treatment can be three times a week for up to four hours, using dialysis machines which cleanse the blood in the same way as properly-functioning kidneys.

The dialysis machines remove fluid and toxins from the patients.

Senior sister Angela Hardy, said: “This is both a celebration and a commemoration for our patients and their families. Our patients spend so much time here we get to know them very well, and are looking forward to hosting this special day for them.”

The party takes place 2pm to 5pm.