Welcome to Addenbrooke’s Kidney Patient Association
Support and Help For Kidney Patients
We are committed to helping people with kidney conditions who are under the care of Addenbrooke’s Hospital. We support dialysis, pre-dialysis and transplant patients as well as their relatives, friends, plus the nursing and medical staff. It’s free to join our Association and you will be helping a local charity and strengthening the voice of kidney patients.
Welcome to AKPA
The Addenbrooke’s Kidney Patient Association (AKPA) is a small charity dedicated to improving the lives of kidney patients and their families served by Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. We purchase equipment and comforts not supplied by the NHS, for Addenbrooke’s Dialysis Units in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Hinchingbrooke and King’s Lynn.
The main purpose of AKPA is to help improve the quality of life for patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital who are suffering from kidney disease and to inform the public of patient needs. We are involved in a wide range of activities including occasional social events and talks by hospital staff on medical advances. The Association campaigns to improve conditions for kidney patients and to promote the Organ Donor Register. AKPA is a registered charity; over 98% of funds raised go towards helping patients.
We rely on the support of our volunteers
Addenbrooke’s Kidney Patients Association was founded in 1975 by a small group of patients; we now have members throughout East Anglia and beyond. Our membership includes dialysis, pre-dialysis and transplant patients as well as relatives, friends, nursing and medical staff. We all recognise that a kidney diagnosis is life changing and it is important to provide emotional support alongside the medical.
The aims of AKPA
AKPA aims to support kidney patients through the provision of support and guidance. In addition to supporting the renal consultants with equipment that they need, we have helped individual patients who have been affected by the pandemic or by family emergencies. We also know that life needs to have fun in it, so we help organise and subsidise occasional social events and outings. AKPA’s whole focus is to support our kidney patients to help improve their lives and the donations we receive are all used for this end.