In response to the high number of cases of kidney disease in Africa, healthcare company BW Dialysis Clinics opened its first dialysis facility in South Africa at Eden Gardens Private Hospital in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg, last week.
According to the World Health Organisation – and with chronic lifestyle diseases on the rise in SA – an estimated 5 to 10 million people die from kidney disease globally every year. Hoping to provide access to renal care throughout Africa, BW Dialysis Clinics has provided successful treatments in West Africa and is expanding its reach to South Africa.
“The need for kidney disease management services has been exponentially increased in recent months. Eden Gardens Private Hospital is a state-of-the-art 125-bed acute-care hospital which has a shared vision of driving Africa-wide access to quality care for all,” said Brainwave Medical Group’s MD and clinical technologist, Siphokazi Feke.
Essential renal care
“We are delighted to welcome BW Dialysis Clinics to our hospital’s ever-increasing line of care. Together, we look forward to assisting Pietermaritzburg and the greater KZN region with essential renal care using the latest technology,” said Eden Garden Private Hospital manager, Kobus Nel.
For more information about BW Dialysis Clinics or Eden Gardens Private Hospital, visit www.edengph.co.za or contact (033) 815 4600.