Diaverum offers holiday dialysis in beautiful spots around the world
Patients combine the beach or a city break with first-class dialysis treatment
Munich / Lund, 12 March 2012 - Diaverum, one of the world’s leading renal care service providers, is offering dialysis patients a choice of hundreds of clinics in Europe, Latin America, Australia and Middle East to spend their vacation without compromising on the quality of their life-saving treatment.
“Our mission is to improve the quality of life for dialysis patients. Taking a vacation is an important element of enjoying life and we firmly believe that this should also be an option for those who feel restricted by their medical treatment,” says Dag Andersson, CEO and President of Diaverum. “We want to make it as easy and secure as possible for anybody that is in need of dialysis treatments to benefit from a relaxing vacation - a true revitalising experience.”
The vast majority of Diaverum’s 250 clinics across the world are receiving holiday patients and are making sure they are treated according to Diaverum’s highest medical standards while they enjoy their vacation.
Popular holiday dialysis sites
Many attractive destinations are awaiting holiday dialysis patients - be it an exciting city trip to London or Stockholm, a holiday for nature lovers in Argentina or Eastern Europe or a vacation in the South for those longing for a beach. The favourite holiday destinations for dialysis patients in 2011 were the countries in South-Western Europe, such as Spain, Italy and France with a total of 15,000 holiday dialysis treatments:
The South of Spain enjoys 300 days of sunshine per year and is one of the main tourism destinations in Europe. “This area is very popular, for domestic as well as for example English, German and Swedish patients”, says Marie Sjödahl, Managing Director Diaverum Spain. “In the next months we will open up a new clinic in this area, to even better serve the needs of our local and the holiday dialysis patients”.
Lazio region, Italy
The Lazio region in Italy, in the vicinity of Rome, offers 13 km of beach and a crystal blue sea as well as beautiful sand dunes.
South of France
Marseille, Arles and Draguignan are also highly frequented by holiday dialysis patients. A city tour in Marseille, a walk through the roman city of Arles, registered as one of the UNESCO World Heritages, or beach holiday at the Côte d’Azur – patients can choose their favourite spot.
Travel made easy
Dialysis patients can benefit from the free dialysis booking service and complete holiday packages that Diaverum offers in partnership with specialised travel agencies. Patients from across the world select any Diaverum clinic worldwide to combine individual care and first-class medical treatment with relaxing days in the sun or the excitement of an interesting capital city. Bookings for the summer season are starting now. Patients can either contact or choose a location and clinic on www.diaverum.com.
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At Diaverum, our mission is to improve the quality of life for renal patients by revitalising them both physically and emotionally. Being one of the world’s leading renal care providers, Diaverum offers a holistic approach, from preventive and early stage renal care to all renal replacement therapies. As a product independent provider — the largest in Europe — we are able to focus solely on caring for the individual needs of our patients. Our experience in renal care dates back 20 years, when the first dialysis clinic was established, previously under our former name Gambro Healthcare. Today, 6,800 employees care for more than 20,000 patients in 17 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Australia. The corporate office of Diaverum is located in Munich, Germany, the head office is in Lund, Sweden. For more information visit www.diaverum.com.