Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

New Dialysis Machine Lets Mother Home for Christmas

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

New Dialysis Machine Lets Mother Home for Christmas

Article excerpt

AFTER spending the past eight months in Toowoomba, going in to the Toowoomba Hospital three days a week for dialysis, Charleville woman Dorothy Couchy says she's relieved to be home for Christmas.

Her son Darren has completed two months training in administering dialysis to his mother, and will be using a newly re-commissioned dialysis machine at the Charleville Hospital.

"I need to receive dialysis three days a week for at least four hours a day, so I need to be close to a dialysis machine," Mrs Couchy said.

"It's great the machine will be set up in Charleville for me."

After the time in Toowoomba Mrs Couchy said she was glad to be home and in her own bed.

"I miss everything out (here) - except the heat."

Mrs Couchy will be using a self-care multi-user facility which is based at the Charleville Hospital where there is a dedicated water treatment plant for it. It's part of an outreach service that Toowoomba Hospital provides to 13 rural hospital or community health centres around southern and western Queensland. …

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