A new state-of-the-art bus for the NSW Big Red Kidney Bus program was recently launched at Parliament House in Sydney.
The program is operated through a joint partnership between Royal North Shore Hospital and Kidney Health Australia.
The year-round program offers people on haemodialysis the chance to go away on holidays throughout NSW, while ensuring they still receive their life-saving dialysis treatment.
The bus features three comfortable chairs for patients, equipped with dialysis machines and is staffed by dialysis nurses and renal technicians, with six sessions a day available at each destination.
RNSH Medical Director of Dialysis Services Yvonne Shen, who delivered an address at the launch, said the program had received great feedback and repeat visits from families.