We are a registered charity founded in 1980 to support kidney patients of Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospitals, their families or carers.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is a centre of excellence for the treatment of kidney disease. The kidney services treat adults and children living in South East London and the surrounding areas as well as people from throughout the UK and The Channel Islands. Clinical services include treatment of early kidney disease, advanced kidney care, dialysis, transplantation and end of life care. Guy’s and St Thomas’ is a leader in the field of living donor and deceased donor kidney transplantation.
We help patients by funding social events in the dialysis units and activities such as The Transplant Games. We also help fund Ronald McDonald House which provides accomodation for families of sick children. We fund patient amenities, such as TVs, in clinics and dialysis units. We also raise funds to support reseach activities at Guy’s.
Membership of the KPA
All Guy’s & St Thomas’ kidney patients, families, carers and kidney staff are members. Young kidney patients treated by The Evelina London children’s hospital at St Thomas’ are also supported by and involved in the KPA.
The KPA committee
The committee meets nine times a year, most meetings take place at Guy’s Hospital – some meetings are held in the community dialysis units. The committee includes patients, parents of young kidney patients and kidney staff. Everyone is welcome as a committee member or as an occasional helper.
The next annual general meeting will be held towards the end of 2014, details will be posted nearer the time.
We are linked to The National Kidney Federation which is a national kidney charity. We also work in partnership with other organisations to raise awareness of kidney disease and to support kidney patients.
Get involved in supporting the KPA
- Help support social activities at one of the dialysis units at Guy’s or in the community on behalf of the KPA
- Help support The Transplant Games: http://www.transplantsport.org.uk/
- Help us to raise funds by nominating the KPA as your chosen charity at your next fund raisng event be it large or small.
The KPA are keen to hear your views, please give us your feedback by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we are unable to respond to individual complaints about care at Guy’s or St Thomas’, these should be addressed to the Trust.
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