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    Short Break Advice Needed,

    Hello to the group,

    Iam new to the group and it is a word of advice but i have a question.

    I have a list of conditions and daily life is supported by professional carer and my poor wife, i will have to start dialysis soon and i know this is going to have a huge impact on our lives, we have not had a break for over 10y so i am looking for a wheelchair friendly place that has activities for mobility impaired visitors, if the venue has carer support then it is a option i would consider, my wife and myself are 50y so we are looking for somewhere nice and peaceful.

    What are your suggestions for areas within or around Shropshire...

    Big thx

    Dean and Liz(the boss)

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    Are you on dialysis now? If so, look at Freedom - specialist holidays for kidney patients. I'm afraid both Telford and Shrewbury would be the hospitals to go to for holiday dialysis and they are pretty full up.
    You need a car to get round, right now Ironbridge and Shrewsbury have been hit hard by flooding but will be desperate to attract visitors back. My partner is on dx and I'm a wheelchair user so there is plenty to do round here.

    Adding to that
    I;ve checked the links nukecad put up. Be aware "charming rural cottage" will mean its in the middle of nowhere and you WILL need a car to get anywhere.
    Ludlow is a charming medieval market town. Shrewsbury has lots of hills - okay in my electric - poss not so much if you are pushing someone.
    Activities? Depends what you are after, how energetic you mean. A lovely place is Attingham Park NT property - hire out Tramper scooters so even a chair user can get round
    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park
    https://www.discovertelford.co.uk/vi...onbridge-gorge
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    Hi Dean, you'll need to be stable on dialysis for about 6 months before having more than a weekend break.

    Kidney Care UK and the NKF have good advice.on holidays. See the Holidays section: https://www.kidney.org.uk/Pages/Cate...help-resources

    And info on financial support: https://www.kidneycareuk.org/get-sup...espite-breaks/

    It also depends on if your having heamodialysis or peritoneal and have a car.

    https://www.kidneypatientguide.org.uk/dialysis.php



    You may find filters on AirBnB, Trip Advisor etc. I live in Shropshire so probably under the same team as you in Shrews or Telford. Some of the bigger chains such as premier/holiday inn have carers rooms and wet rooms (stayed in one or 2)

    Euans Guide is also worth checking out. For more specialist care, care support you may need to go further afield to custom hotels such as the Bond hotel in Blackpool.
    https://www.euansguide.com

    NAIDEX in Birmingham would have been a good place to gather information but its postponed this year (Coronavirus). However you can still look through the exhibitors.
    https://www.naidex.co.uk/exhibitors/ Always plenty of hotel's and companies.

    The Girl has already mentioned Freedom, which arranges holidays for free in the UK (obviously you pay for travel accommodation, but they take the hassle out of booking, arrange all the necessary paperwork etc.
    https://dialysisfreedom.co.uk


    We've been to Rhodes twice, Maderia once with paid holidays and employing a carer to join us. Sadly due to capacity issues its actually easier to go abroad than try and dialyse around the UK. I have friends and family in London, Surrey, Manchester, Lancs, and beyond and you need a month, plus the luck of them having spaces if your travelling on heamo. (Unless you have the 'semi portable' NXstage machine.)

    Wishing you the very best.

    J & L

    Quote Originally Posted by Dean View Post
    Hello to the group,

    Iam new to the group and it is a word of advice but i have a question.

    I have a list of conditions and daily life is supported by professional carer and my poor wife, i will have to start dialysis soon and i know this is going to have a huge impact on our lives, we have not had a break for over 10y so i am looking for a wheelchair friendly place that has activities for mobility impaired visitors, if the venue has carer support then it is a option i would consider, my wife and myself are 50y so we are looking for somewhere nice and peaceful.

    What are your suggestions for areas within or around Shropshire...

    Big thx

    Dean and Liz(the boss)

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    Thank you all very much for your advise, i am on 18% kidney function at the moment but its dropping fast as well as causing other complications, i have rang a few places in shropshire and have been advised i would require a more suitable location, i do not know if this is the right place to list conditions but i will pop it up and if it helps find a short break i will be smiling..

    Stage 4 renal failure
    Irregular heart rhythm
    Malignant hypertension
    Mild left ventricular hypertrophy
    Bradycardia
    Hypercholesterolemia
    Bilateral adrenal lesions
    Severe hypokalemia
    Osteoarthritis affecting both knees
    Osteoarthritis affecting lower spine
    Slipped disc at L5
    Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
    Type 2 diabetes
    CVA 2004
    Asthmatic

    I wish i had found this group a long time ago as it is a world of information, my wife convinced me to join as she is worried i am getting depressed but each day is a reason to smile..

    Thank you

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