Mobile Dialysis Units

Freedom Dialysis Project - Camper Van

The van is available for hire, pick up from Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. $50 per night, $200 bond (refundable) and $60-80 for cleaning. It has a snuggly heater system so it can be used all year round. It has a Fresenius 4008b machine in it. Bookings available by contacting the amazing staff at the Home haemodialysis unit, Waikato Hospital.

Contact: Angela  Phone 0800 77 22 99 and push the button for home haemodialysis


Hawkes Bay Mobile Camper Van

This van can be driven on a standard car licence.
The unit has been specially constructed to allow people with Urinary Tract Disorders, in particular, those on C.A.P.D., Haemodialysis, or who have had transplants, to enjoy a holiday.
The unit has the capability to house a Dialysis Machine (this needs to be pre arranged with your dialysing unit) and comes equipped with a microwave for the warming of Dialysis Bags.
This microwave MUST ONLY be used for this medical purpose and NOT for the heating of food.
Linen, pillows, towels, disposables, and per-sonal items required for dialysing MUST be supplied by the patient
The unit is made available to both New Zealand and overseas renal patients, through a booking system, with priority being given to Hawke’s Bay Kidney Support Group or H.B. members.
Driving Unit
The van is a 3.3 litre diesel Mitsubishi Canter, with all the usual features of a camper van.
The van dimensions are: Weight 3160 kg Length 6.3 metres Height 3.0 metres Width 2.3 metres
It is the patient’s responsibility to insure, supply, maintain and arrange for the fitting of their dialysis machine into the motor-home. It is also the patient’s responsibility to ensure that they have made arrangements to have their dialysis machine removed from the Dialysis motor-home at the end of their holiday.
The responsibility on the correct use of the Dialysis Machine, lies with each patient, (as it does when you are at home).
The 12volt batteries provide power for all the lighting and the water pump.
To use the power points or to use your Dialysis Machine, you MUST plug into a Mains Power at a camping ground OR other Mains Power source.There is a generator, (in case of power failure).
ï‚· Dialysis area, ¾ bed (or seating with table)
ï‚· 5+ berth with attachable awning.
Strobe light on top of roof to make Dialysis motor-home instantly recognisable in an emergency
NB: Television and radio are not supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own.
Today, the Dialysis motor-home is administered by the Hawke’s Bay East Coast Kidney Society Charitable Trust.
The motor-home is managed by a dedicated group of volunteers.This motor-home is for your enjoyment and the people who will follow on from you.The Trustees reserve the right to deny further access to this resource, it they feel that due care and attention was not shown in its use.
Smoking and pets are strictly prohibited in-side the entire dialysis motor-home AT ALL TIMES.
We trust that you will have an enjoyable and safe holiday

TO MAKE A BOOKING Contact Felicity Grant Ph (06) 636 6480
Email Felicity (

Hawke’s Bay and East Coast Kidney Society Charitable Trust
Costs current as at April 2014.
Please confirm when booking.

A non-refundable deposit of $25.00 for weekend hire or $50.00 for longer periods is required to secure your booking and a bond of $100.00 is required when the Dialysis motor-home is uplifted. The Dialysis motor-home will not be released until the bond has been paid.
You MUST also return the Dialysis motor-home with a FULL tank of diesel. When you uplift the motor-home, it will have a full tank of diesel.
If the motor-home is returned in a good condition, has been cleaned, (Cleaning equipment is provided at the garage for this purpose), the bond of $100.00 will be returned. If the motor-home requires cleaning by either ourselves or a professional cleaner, the bond of $100.00 will NOT be returned to the Hirer.
Bond $100.00
Night $ 40.00
Weekly $230.00
Bond $100.00
Night $ 50.00
Weekly $300.00
Bond $100.00
Night $ 125.00
Weekly $550.00
NB New Zealand dollars
Currently, a 35 cent per km charge also applies to cover Road User Charges, Certificate of Fitness Fees etc.
Insurance Policy Restrictions:
1. All drivers must be over the age of 25 years, hold a current drivers licence and be free of any criminal convictions.
2. A $500 excess will be payable by the hirer in the event of any insurance claim.
3. It is highly recommended that the driver have ‘AA Plus’ cover for road side assistance as well as a cell phone for safety/medical emergency.
Time for uplifting and returning the motor-home will be by mutual agreement.
The Dialysis motor-home is housed in a large, lockable, double garage on the grounds of the Hawke’s Bay Hospital, Hastings.
Arrangements can be made for patients to house their private vehicle in our garage, if required, whilst they are on holiday.
Please note however, that no responsibility will be taken by the Hawke’s Bay East Coast Kidney Society Charitable Trust or the Hawke’s Bay Kidney Support Group for any vehicle, (other than the Dialysis motor-home), whilst it is being housed in the garage.
The Dr Bruce Morrison Memorial Mobile Dialysis Holiday Unit was the dream of Norman Martin, who, worked with the HB East Coast Kidney Society, to fundraise for this dialysis motor home. His tireless efforts have provided renal patients with the opportunity to have a holiday away from home, whilst still being able to dialy-sis and keep to their medical regime.
A Service provided by:
Hawke’s Bay East Coast Kidney Society
Charitable Trust

Christchurch Mobile Dialysis Unit

Take off on your long awaited (aren't they always) holiday weekend or plan a spring break. Our mobile Dialysis Unit is fully equipped for all dialysis needs and bookings can be organised by phoning Kieran Smith or Selwyn Heatley at The Home Dialysis Training Centre on 364 0610.

Hire Charges: The current fees are as follows: (all include GST, insurance and road user charges)

  1. New Zealand dialysis patients: @200 bond plus $50/day.
  2. Overseas dialysis patients: $500 bond plus $125/day ($NZD).

Conditions of use apply, bond and hire fees must be paid in full by either cash or cheque at least 2 weeks prior to picking up the vehicle. Note: The Christchurch Kidney Society will consider the reduction or waiving of these fees for any dialysis patient under the care of the Nephrology Department, Christchurch Hospital, for whom payment would be a burden.

To discuss this option please contact the Renal Social Worker, Christchurch Hospital Ph (03) 364 0420.

Bookings and general enquiries should be directed to:
Dialysis Services,
Christchurch Hospital,
Private Bag 4710,
Christchurch 8140,
New Zealand
Telephone: (03) 364-0614
Email: Selwyn or Bryan at

Otago and Southland Caravan


The Number One caravan has been replaced with a new unit. … Caravan Number Two

The Owaka Lions Club, after 13 years of maintaining and moving the Number One caravan from place to place throughout Otago and Southland for the convenience of dialysis users has finally been retired and is ready to sell. The Number Two caravan is smaller, which is much easier to tow and much easier to clean and keep hygienic for the users.We are now in the 13th year of operating the Dialysis project. However, the Number One caravan has been used for the past 2 years 10 months by a local dialysis person and this caravan made it possible for him to move from Christchurch to Owaka for his employment. It was great news to learn that recently he received a kidney transplant, all is going well, and he no longer requires the caravan.During the period that he had the use of the old caravan, we replaced it with the Number Two caravan, an upgraded model.

We are now ready to sell Number One caravan and the price we get for this will be put towards the ongoing maintenance and up keep of the new Number Two caravan.

We wish to say thank you to the Clubs of 202F for their ongoing support of this project.

Do pass this information to any people you know throughout NZ who would like to use the caravan. Booking information is to contact Alan Burgess, 03 4158259 or


Alan Burgess, Convenor 


Applications - Alan Burgess, Greenwood Farm, 739 Purakaunui Falls Road, Owaka
Phone/Fax: 03 415 8259

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