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Holiday dialysis with the Big Red Kidney Bus

Holidays and work trips can be out of reach when you’re on dialysis. There is a solution. Kidney Health Australia offers dialysis consumers from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand the opportunity to book free dialysis sessions on the Big Red Kidney Bus while located at holiday parks in scenic destinations in NSW and Victoria. Read on to find out more about this unique service.

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Holidaying with the Big Red Kidney Bus

We have two Big Red Kidney Buses travelling to coastal and regional destinations in NSW and Victoria every year, staying at holiday parks for four to six weeks at a time. Each Bus features three comfortable dialysis chairs with individual entertainment systems and wheelchair access. With three morning and three evening sessions available from Monday to Saturday on each bus, haemodialysis consumers can book a trip away with family and friends while maintaining their regular in-centre dialysis routine.

The NEW Gold Coast Bus will begin by offering one morning dialysis session, 3 days a week, with the hope to expand the sessions to the remaining days.

Thanks to the generous support of our partners at Monash Health (Victoria), Royal North Shore Hospital (NSW), and Gold Coast Hospital (QLD), visitors can take comfort in knowing they’ll be cared for by highly experienced and caring dialysis nurses when on board.

All dialysis sessions on the Bus are free of charge and there is no limitation on the number of sessions that can be booked allowing visitors to book for a week or four weeks should they wish! However, visitors need to organise and pay for their own accommodation and transport to and from the Bus destination.

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2024 Destinations

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2024 Bus Location Brochure

We welcome bookings and enquiries from those wanting to:

  • go on holiday – whether from interstate or intrastate
  • take their caravan away on holiday
  • travel for work
  • dialyse on country
  • dialyse closer to home and reduce their usual travel time
  • trial using the Big Red Kidney Bus when its located close to their usual renal unit

The Bus is often located at holiday and caravan parks that provide accommodation. This makes arriving to your appointment so easy and convenient. You can walk straight from your cabin to the Bus!

Details of the holiday park are provided so you can contact them directly and enquire about accommodation availability.

If you have any questions about the service or need help making a booking, please call our friendly team on 1800 454 363 (option 3) or email [email protected]

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