Barchester Healthcare together with Renal Services (UK) Ltd have opened a new renal service at Newton House care home in Grantham.
Newton House care home has adapted some space at the care home to accommodate the new dialysis unit to meet the needs of the local community. The new facility offers a high-quality service in a comfortable environment closer to patients’ homes.
The first two patients to receive treatment at the new unit, Ray Storey and Ian Nicholson, cut the ribbon to officially open the service to the Grantham community, which has already helped improve people's quality of life.
Ian Nicholson, 75, said: “For 11 months I had been travelling to Boston Renal Unit for my dialysis, leaving home at approximately 4pm and returning anytime between 11.30pm and midnight.
“Then Christmas came early for me last year when I was told a new service was opening in Grantham. The staff and nurses there are brilliant and cannot do enough for you. Their care and attention is second to none. Having the service available in Grantham makes life so much easier and stress free.”
Ray Storey added: “I think it has been very beneficial for the people of Grantham to have a kidney dialysis unit in the town. It saves lots of hours and time having to travel, which I have done over the years first to Leicester then to Lincoln and also to Boston.
Stefano Ciampolini, CEO and Co-Founder of Renal Services, said: “We identified a need for patients to be dialysed nearer to their homes in and around Grantham and our partnership with Barchester Healthcare has made that possible. The teams of both organisations have worked very effectively together to bring this service to the local population within a few months.”
Mike Parsons, Founder and Chief Executive of Barchester Healthcare, said: “The one thing that really strikes me about dialysis is that it is a demanding treatment, which requires considerable personal discipline. I am happy to be here at Newton House today to celebrate how we have been able to bring an important service to the people who need it most.”