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FIRST SOD CUT FOR RENAL DIALYSIS UNIT  

After five years of fundraising and £1million pound raised to fulfil the dream of having a local renal dialysis unit in Stonehaven, work will begin this week.

Dr Ann  Humphrey, associate specialist in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s dialysis unit and lead fundraiser for the campaign said it was thrilling to now see construction begin:  “We have waited a long time to get to this stage.  The outstanding fundraising campaign, which has seen a groundswell of goodwill from our local community, and indeed all over the Grampian region, has made this happen.  I do not think there is a group in the local area who has not been involved in contributing to this campaign. The Rotary’s huge impact and continued support with their donation, to our local businesses, families and individual donations which will all go to build this wonderful facility for the people of Kincardine.”
The new unit will be able to treat 24 patients a week if working on a full-time basis. Initially, the unit would operate on a three-day week pattern. 
Dame Anne Begg, non executive director and chair of the NHS Grampian Endowments Committee:  "For the people who require renal dialysis and live across a wide geographic area south of Aberdeen, this facility in Stonehaven can't come soon enough.  At present they have a long commute into Aberdeen, often several times and week, adding time and stress to their lives which are already difficult. I am delighted that NHS Grampian's Endowment Fund has been able to contribute in order to get this project off the ground." Immediate Past President of Rotary Club of Stonehaven, Billy Hunter said the club had been proud to play a leading role in the fund-raising process, but there had also been outstanding support from the wider community and other groups.  He said:  “This has been a major fundraising project in recent years and our members are proud to have helped deliver a local medical facility which will be of immense benefit to the people of Stonehaven and the surrounding community.”

The treasurer from Kidney Care UK (KCUK), Richard Jones, was in the North East last week and asked to visit the construction site of the Kincardine Community Hospital satellite renal unit.  The charity had granted £50,000 towards the project last year.

Mr Jones commented that all at KCUK had been so impressed with the determination of the local community to develop the facility and were delighted to be a part of that. 

Caption Front: Looking at the plans for the new renal facility, Richard Jones, treasurer from Kidney Care UK, Sam May, area support manager. Back:   Past president of Rotary Club of Stonehaven, Billy Hunter and Bill Mackie, senior renal technician.


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