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Chance to improve renal care services

PUBLISHED: 09:21 16 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:21 06 July 2010

KIDNEY patients in rural Waveney who have to travel miles for dialysis could benefit from a new unit created nearer to their homes.

NHS East of England wants to improve services so that the majority of patients are no more than 30 minutes away from a place of treatment.

KIDNEY patients in rural Waveney who have to travel miles for dialysis could benefit from a new unit created nearer to their homes.

NHS East of England wants to improve services so that the majority of patients are no more than 30 minutes away from a place of treatment.

The Beccles and Bungay area has been identified as one which could benefit from the new proposals for renal dialysis services. The nearest unit for people in Waveney at the moment is the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston. The exact location of a proposed base has not yet been decided.

Patients are being asked to have their say at a meeting tomorrow at 2-4pm at the Celebration Suite at the Burrage Centre at the James Paget.

For a consultation document or to put forward a view before the March 8 deadline visit www.eoescg.nhs.uk or call 01279 666388.

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