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Mobile Dialysis Units

Holiday Dialysis Information

Private holiday dialysis

For people looking for Private dialysis treatment while visiting New Zealand, the only available facility is based in Auckland.

Contact Chris at: dialysis@kidneykare.co.nz
Click here to download: Dialysis Information Request.pdf

Mobile Dialysis Units

Waikato: Freedom Dialysis Project - Camper Van

The van is available for hire, pick up from Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. $50 per night, $200 bond (refundable) and $60-80 for cleaning. It has a warm heater system so it can be used all year round. It has a Fresenius 4008b machine in it.

Bookings available by contacting:
Home haemodialysis unit, Waikato Hospital. 
Contact: Angela Phone 0800 77 22 99 and push the button for home haemodialysis.
Email: angela.eccles@waikatodhb.health.nz

Christchurch Mobile Dialysis Unit

Conditions of use apply, bond and hire fees must be paid in full by either cash or cheque at least two weeks prior to picking up the vehicle. Take off on your long awaited (aren't they always) holiday weekend or plan a spring break. Our mobile Dialysis Unit is fully equipped for all dialysis needs.

Fees Note:  The Christchurch Kidney Society will consider the reduction or waiving of these fees for any dialysis patient under the care of the Nephrology Department, Christchurch Hospital, for whom payment would be a burden.

To discuss this Fees option, please contact:
The Renal Social Worker, Christchurch Hospital.
Ph: (03) 364 0420.

Bookings available by contacting: 

Dialysis Services, Christchurch Hospital.
Phone: (03) 364-0614
Email: dialysis.workshops@cdhb.health.nz
Address: Private Bag 4710, Christchurch 8140. New Zealand. 

Hire Charges:
The current fees are as follows: (all include GST, insurance and road user charges)

  • New Zealand dialysis patients: @200 bond plus $50/day.
  • Overseas dialysis patients: $500 bond plus $125/day ($NZD).

Conditions of use:
Bond and hire fees must be paid in full by either cash or cheque at least 2 weeks prior to picking up the vehicle.

Fees Note: The Christchurch Kidney Society will consider the reduction or waiving of these fees for any dialysis patient under the care of the Nephrology Department, Christchurch Hospital, for whom payment would be a burden.

To discuss this Fees option, please contact: 
The Renal Social Worker, Christchurch Hospital. 
Ph: (03) 364 0420. 

Bookings available by contacting:  
Dialysis Services, Christchurch Hospital.
Phone: (03) 364-0614
Email: dialysis.workshops@cdhb.health.nz
Address: Private Bag 4710, Christchurch 8140. New Zealand.  

Nelson Dialysis Unit

The haemodialysis unit is situated in the Intensive care unit at Nelson Hospital. We consider all requests and do our utmost to accommodate people for at least some time. It is difficult over Christmas and New Year depending on the number of patients on dialysis at the time of the request.

Bookings available by contacting:  
Joy Tomlinson
Phone: 03 546 1800 extn 7576
Phone: 03 546 1576
Email: joy.tomlinson@nmhs.govt.nz

Travel Insurance

Some insurance companies may consider travel insurance for people with a transplant and possibly on those on dialysis. Each case will be considered on a case by case basis. Contact your insurer for more information.