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Holiday dialysis with the Big Red Kidney Bus

The Big Red Kidney Bus makes it possible for anyone in Australia or New Zealand who is on haemodialysis to enjoy a much-needed holiday at popular destinations in New South Wales and Victoria.

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Making long awaited holidays happen

Holidaying with the Big Red Kidney Bus

Holidays away can be out of reach if you're on dialysis. Thanks to our generous supporters, Kidney Health Australia offers free dialysis services to holiday-makers impacted by kidney disease via the the Big Red Kidney Bus.

The Bus makes it possible for many people on haemodialysis, anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, to enjoy much-needed time away with family and friends in beautiful locations in Victoria and New South Wales.

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How the Big Red Kidney Bus works

The Big Red Kidney Bus features three comfortable chairs – each fully equipped with dialysis machines. It travels to different locations in Victoria and New South Wales each year, staying for up to six weeks at a time, allowing people to book short or long holidays without having to worry about missing dialysis treatments. There are up to six sessions available per day, and you can book as many as required throughout the duration of your holiday.

The Bus itself is free, but you’ll need to pay for your own holiday accommodation and travel. Thanks to the generous support of Monash Health (Victoria) and Royal North Shore Hospital (New South Wales), you’ll be cared for by highly experienced and caring dialysis nurses when on board.

Should you have further questions, please call our team on 1800 454 363 (option 3) or email bigredkidneybus@kidney.org.au.

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