Green Dialysis opinions

Anthony Perkins and his team have lead the way in Australia for green nephrology by combining experience as a nurse with understanding of the necessity for change to create a sustainable future.  greendialysis.org is a great website for all the key stakeholders involved and will really help everyone to take positive practical steps to save resources. The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is collaborating with the Barwon Health Renal Team on how best to engage healthcare professionals and the health industry in making sustainable practice the norm.

Rachel StancliffeFounder and Director of Centre for Sustainable Healthcare

The whole world is subject to environmental problems, and the field of renal care is no exception. For some time now, renal unit managers have been considering strategies on how to save energy, and ensure effective hazardous waste management and reasonable water consumption. The implementation of energy-saving strategies is crucial as high levels of water use, the creation of increasing quantities of hazardous waste, and high energy consumption have serious ecological and
economic impacts.

(Editor’s preface: Environmental Guidelines for Dialysis – A Practical Guide to Reduce the Environmental Burden of Dialysis)

Jitka Pancirová, EDTNA/ERCA Executive Director, Prague & Jürgen Kastl, Senior Marketing Manager CHD, Fresenius Medical Care, Hong KongEditors of the Environmental Guidelines for Dialysis. A Practical Guide to Reduce the Environmental Burden of Dialysis

The ANMF (Vic branch) congratulates Barwon Health dialysis nurses and medical staff who have taken the lead in delivering environmentally sustainable healthcare to dialysis patients.

Anthony Perkins from the Home Dialysis Support team has been a great source of inspiration to Victorian nurses and midwives demonstrating his commitment to adopt healthy practices that are better for patients, the environment and save valuable health dollars.

The ANMF encourages nurses to connect with this inspiring team and take advantage of the Green Dialysis website, a fantastic tool and information source.

Thanks Tony and your team for your efforts in committing to make a difference.

Lisa FitzpatrickState Secretary, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch)

We do dialysis in the most remote desert regions of Australia. Water and power are precious and expensive. The need for dialysis in community is growing. Anything we can do to reduce waste, recycle and use our resources helps us and helps the community. It helps with community well being all up!

Sarah BrownCEO of the Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corp Inc (WDNWPT), Australia

Every year in the US, more than 115,000 people start dialysis.  It’s past time for us to be thinking about the impact of these treatments on the planet-and to seek practical ways to lower costs, use less water and power, and do a better job of reducing and managing the medical wastes.  Dr. Agar and his team in Geelong, Australia are global thought leaders in field of Green Dialysis.  Their experience, and this website, offer a desperately-needed signpost for sustainable dialysis both in the home and in clinics.

We at Home Dialysis Central are delighted to endorse this website, and we encourage others to do the same!

Dori Schatell, MSExecutive Director, Medical Education Institute, Inc.