Melomed Renal Care
Our new ultra comfortable, modern dialysis unit offers renal dialysis services to patients suffering from
kidney failure. Melomed Renal Care (Pty) Ltd was formed as a joint venture between Melomed Hospital
Holdings and National Renal Care.
Renal Care runs a fully modernised and
all encompassing mobile acute dialysis
service. It is manned by our dedicated nursing
staff on call 24 hours a day. The acute dialysis
program involves a range of services including
haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, plasma filtration
therapy and blood exchange. Continuous,
ongoing therapies of differing types can be
provided for chronic and acute kidney failure
All of our dialysis units offer bicarbonate dialysis,
amongst other services. Melomed Renal Care
also offers a comprehensive home haemodialysis
programme. Both Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal
Dialysis (CAPD) and Automated Peritoneal
Dialysis (APD) are offered in our all-inclusive Renal
Care program. A complete home visit and delivery
service are provided. We are able to provide an
extended delivery service for disposables treatment
both locally and internationally. In addition
to offering a full complement of dialysis therapies
to aid rehabilitation, Melomed Renal Care also
has a comprehensive range of services which give
immeasurable value to our patients. These include
patient education on treatment and prevention and
support groups for both patients and their families.
More on Renal Care:
WHAT IS CKD? (CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE)
CKD is a condition that affects the function of
the kidneys and may, over time, progress to
kidney failure. When the kidneys fail, dialysis
or transplantation is needed to support life.
Many diseases can cause CKD, most common
of which are diabetes and high blood
pressure. Worldwide, one in 10 adults suffers
from some form of kidney damage.
Creatinine is a waste product of muscle
activity. A high serum (blood) creatinine level
means that you may have some form of
WHAT IS GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE (GFR)?
It is the rate at which your kidneys
are filtering your blood of waste products.
Your GFR gives your doctor an idea of the
speed at which your kidneys are failing and
whether you are at risk for complications of
KNOW YOUR NUMBER!
Healthy adults have a GFR of about
64–104. Knowing your GFR
(Glomerular Filtration Rate) is the best
way to tell whether your kidneys are
functioning effectively. Ask your general
practitioner to do the blood test.
With the correct treatment the progress
of kidney disease can be slowed
down and complications related to
kidney disease decreased. Your quality
of life can also be improved by the
Healthy Start Programme® offered by
National Renal Care.