Plan to grow dialysis service

The Mt Barker dialysis service opened in 2019 after years of lobbying by local residents who were forced to spend hours every week driving to Payneham in Adelaide’s north-east or Murray Bridge to access the service.

The Mt Barker Hospital is exploring ways to expand its dialysis service, which reached capacity last year within 12 months of opening.
The unit provides life-saving kidney dialysis to up to 12 people each week and will mark its two year anniversary on July 1.