There are currently registered at the National Referral Hospital, Honiara, 240 patients requiring dialysis treatment but there is no treatment available at this point in time and such patients are claimed to be dying at the rate of 1 to 2 per week.
The St John Dialysis Centre is being set-up to treat the patients who are urgently in need of treatment.
To achieve the objective, St John needs to raise funds to purchase dialysis machines at a cost of A$13,000 each, train nurses in dialysis procedures and cover set up costs.
St John Ambulance Solomon Islands has engaged the services of St John Ambulance, Malaysia, to assist with the project as they have experience in the operation of dialysis centres.
All in the Solomon Islands are earnestly requested to give generously to this very worthwhile project that will benefit many hundreds of people in the future who would not, otherwise, be able to get access to dialysis treatment.