PEOPLE who are suffering from chronic kidney disease have a support network at Marbella’s Costa del Sol hospital.
Health authorities have opened a ‘classroom’ where patients can meet to exchange information and experiences about their conditions.
This classroom has been developed with the aim of improving people’s quality of life by allowing newly diagnosed patients to benefit from the advice and experience of people who have been living with chronic kidney problems for years.
In addition, new patients have the support of health professionals from the Nephrology Unit who not only join in with advice, but learn more about the conditions involved from ‘expert’ patients.
The aim is to have people with an intimate knowledge of kidney disease on hand to help new patients in their own language.
This classroom joins already existing classes on chronic lung disease and heart failure, amongst others.