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Clinics & services

Kidney care & dialysis

Renal social workers

Support to help you and your family adjust to the way kidney disease is changing your life.

About us

Living with chronic kidney disease may affect many aspects of a patient's life. 

Patients, carers and families might be concerned about:

  • The illness, treatment or recovery
  • A range of emotions and changes to lifestyle, independence and future plans
  • Finances, legal matters, income, work or study
  • Accommodation
  • Leaving hospital and obtaining services that might provide assistance
  • The experience of caring for someone with chronic kidney disease

Renal social workers provide the following services for renal inpatients, outpatients and dialysis patients:

  • Counselling
  • Grief and loss support
  • Advocacy
  • Education and information
  • Referring patients to appropriate services

Related services

  • Social work

    We provide a range of social services, such as counselling support around hospitalisation, illness and disability.

Contact us

Renal Social Workers

Branka Kalany
Grade 2 Renal Social Worker

Phone: 03 9496 5560
Pager: Call Austin Health Switchboard on 03 9496 5000 and page 2673