RED CENTRE DIALYSIS SERVICES
Telephone +61-8-89 555 709
68 Bradshaw Drive
Alice Springs N.T. 0870. Australia
21 October 1997
Dear Mr Heiler
Thank you for making an enquiry regarding our novel but first class
service. Unfortunately I do not personally speak German, therefore I
can only supply you this information in English. I am sincerely sorry
for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Red Centre Dialysis Services is a proven service available in Central
Australia. We offer individualised haemodialysis care for tourists to
Central Australia who require such facilities. We are the cheapest
dialysis service in Central Australia that is presently available to
Our aim is to provide haemodialysis to clients in the comfort of their
own accommodation. We employ qualified nursing personnel and have
access to a Renal Physician (and the backup of the local major hospital
if required). We utilise Redy Sorbent regenerative dialysis equipment
which is ideal for holiday dialysis purposes.
With regard to arranging haemodialysis, it is necessary to provide
recent pathology results as well as haemodialysis prescription, a letter
of referral from your Nephrologist, a brief recent medical history and a
list of client medications. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at
least three weeks prior to agreed date of treatment. Once a client has
arranged accommodation in Alice Springs it is requested that Red Centre
Dialysis Services is contacted as soon as possible, so as to facilitate
dialysis treatment at that venue. The actual commencement time of
treatment (usually afternoons and evenings) is to be agreed upon at time
of booking . We endeavour to be as flexible as possible, therefore
every effort will be made to accommodate alterations to plans.
The standard price structure for the present moment is as follows:
* per each individualised treatment, with the continual attendance of a
fully qualified registered nurse = AUS $350
(Prices may vary in the future)
I am unaware of the exact prices charged by every hospital in Australia,
however I am aware that the government run dialysis unit in Alice
Springs charges at least AUS $450 per treatment.
If clients so wish, they may supply their own dialysers, otherwise we
utilise a Cobe HG series dialyser. The only supplies the client must
provide are their own medications (including EPO), accompanying
equipment (ie; syringes, needles, etc) and if they are diabetic they
must supply their own blood-sugar monitoring equipment. They may also
bring haemastasis devices (eg; “tipstops”) if they so wish. We will
make every effort to accept most clients. However, unfortunately we are
unable to offer treatment to people who have a central line or external
shunt for an access, nor anyone who has an infected open wound. We
reserve the right to selectively offer treatment.
Please feel free to make further enquiries,
by either Emailing: email@example.com
or mailing our address 68 Bradshaw Drive Alice Springs NT Australia
or by phoning on +61-8-89 555 709.
We will endeavour to respond as quickly and comprehensively as possible.
If you can provide us with a mailing address for yourself, it will
enable us to send you further information and brochures on the exciting
and varied tourist attractions of Central Australia.
With regard to other holiday dialysis units in Australia you can contact
Gambro Australia on
Phone: +61 2 9680 2711
Fax: +61 2 9634 1375
Mail: P.O. Box 6604 BHBC, Baulkham Hills, NSW, Australia, 2153
- where they have a register of dialysis units around Australia. They do
not make bookings, you have to do so directly with each unit.
You can also try the Renalnet Worldwide Dialysis Directory at -
or contact a renal journal in the USA known as “Dialysis and
Transplantation”, as they also have a worldwide directory known as the
The Nephrologist associated with Red Centre Dialysis Services is Dr
The Outback of Central Australia is an experience everyone should have
Andrew Smart RN, RRN, BN
Thema: Central Australian Dialysis
Datum: 21.10.97 11:58:12 MEZ
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andrew Smart)