Dialysis patients left THOUSANDS of pounds out of pocket as cost to run machines at home soar – while NHS grants ‘don’t touch the sides’
- Some patients considering cutting out dialysis sessions, campaigners warn
- NHS typically give a few hundred pounds in grants to help run machines at home
- But the spiralling costs of energy mean the grants ‘don’t touch the sides’
Kidney patients who undergo dialysis on machines at home are being left thousands of pounds out of pocket due to huge rises in electricity bills.
Campaigners say the patients – who save the NHS money by treating themselves – are struggling to cope financially, with some even considering cutting out dialysis sessions.
NHS hospitals typically give them a few hundred…