Dialysis is a resource-hungry medical therapy … in particular, the volumes of water, the demand for power, and the mountains of generated plastic waste that are central to its’ delivery. This applies, whether dialysis is delivered in a facility (= 65% of all ANZ dialysis) , or in the home (= 35% of all ANZ dialysis).
This site attempts to address these issues.
- It seeks ways to save water.
- It offers options for alternative power.
- It considers options in waste management.
- It even dreams of building re-design.
While this site originally arose from the ‘green experience’ of the renal service at Barwon Health in Geelong, Victoria, it is now accruing a national flavour with the support of key national renal and dialysis bodies … the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, the Renal Society of Australasia, Kidney Health Australia, and Kidney Health New Zealand.
We encourage you to delve into the site … and ‘turn your dialysis green’.