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Message from Allie Thornley: The Renal and Transplant service are currently reducing the number of visits that a patient has to make to the hospital to reduce the risks of CoVid19. Consultants are reviewing outpatient lists a week in advance and converting patients to a telephone clinic where it is safe to do so. You may be asked to come for blood tests and will be called and given a specific time for this.
Oxford Together (Oxford City residents) - click here
Website for requesting regular phone check-ins, practical support (shopping/prescriptions etc) or getting in contact with your ‘street champion’.
Oxfordshire All In - click here
Website co-ordinating all the local organisations who are taking action to support the vulnerable during COVID-19. Has a map of all giving help. Find one near you and click on its icon for contact details
Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action Group - click here
OCVA is helping voluntary and community groups and volunteers to access information, advice and support in the current COVID-19 situation. They have two new webpages, one for general information and advice and one for those who want to volunteer locally. Go to their website if you need help or can offer help.
- Oxford has issued a patient leaflet with advice on how to manage the virus. Click here for the leaflet and a letter from Allie Thornley
- for the latest NHS advice and when to dial 111, click here
- up-to-date Government advice on the current situation in the UK and information about COVID-19 and its symptoms, click here
- Coronavirus Action plan, published on March 3rd 2020 by the Government, click here
Cancellation: summer lunch on 7th June at the Oxford Belfry hotel
New renal ward
March: work is being delayed while the Day Case ward in the renal unit is converted to an 8 bedded isolation ward for dialysis patients who test positive for COVID-19. Latest update
February: transplant ward moves into its new area in the PFI building.
6th Jan: work started to prepare the area for the move of the renal/transplant wards to the PFI building. Click for the press release
18th Dec: OUH Foundation Trust announced that building work will commence in January 2020.
London Bridges Walk organised by Kidney Research UK : Sunday 19th July - join a group from SCKPA. See below for details.
Dates for your diary
14th April: Stoke Mandeville meeting cancelled
7th June: Summer lunch at the Oxford Belfry Hotel has been cancelled
19th July: Kidney Research UK London Bridges Walk. The main walk is a circular 7 miles criss-crossing the bridges between the starting/finishing point at Tower Bridge and Westminster Bridge. There is also a short walk of about 1 mile for the less agile. Earlybird entry fee £5, children go free. Click for details. Join a group from SCKPA - email the webmaster if interested
13th September: AGM at the Oxford Belfry hotel, 2.30 pm. There will be a buffet lunch at the hotel at 12.30 before the meeting
28th March: Lottery game 100 - week 5 result
16th March: NKF newsletter March in Touch, reports on the coronavirus, world transplant games and World Kidney day
15th March: Spring meeting at the Belfry Hotel, report & photos
10th March: Stoke Mandeville branch met at The Charter, Aylesbury
February: Public Health England needs volunteers, view details
22nd Feb: Lottery game 99 has two winners who share £211.25 with £211.25 going to SCKPA funds
15th Feb: NKF newsletter February in Touch, details on KPA day and World Kidney day
12th Feb: Spring issue of Kidney Life available online
February: transplant ward moved into its new area in the PFI building
27th Jan: Winter edition of VIVA! now available