Kidney campaign group to hold Bute public meeting

Irene Wilson, Allan McFarlane and Maureen McDonald at the launch of the Bute Kidney Patients' Support Group campaign to bring a satellite dialysis facility to the island.
Irene Wilson, Allan McFarlane and Maureen McDonald at the launch of the Bute Kidney Patients' Support Group campaign to bring a satellite dialysis facility to the island.

The group behind the campaign to bring a kidney dialysis unit to Bute is to hold a public meeting in Rothesay this week.

The Dialysis Unit for Bute Campaign was launched on October 1 and hopes to emulate the success of a similar group in Campbeltown, where a community dialysis facility was opened earlier this year.

A similar unit at the Victoria Hospital in Rothesay would save the island’s dialysis patients having to travel to Inverclyde Royal Hospital three times a week to receive the vital treatment.

The local campaign, organised by the Bute Kidney Patients Support Group, hopes to raise around £300,000 and has already secured the support of the Co-operative on Bute, who have chosen the group as their local charity partner for 2016.

The group’s public meeting will be held in the Moat community centre (upstairs room) on Thursday, November 12 at 7pm, and all members of the public are welcome to attend to find out what’s happening and how you can help.