19 september 2017
Isala, Medical Specialist Company Isala and Elyse Clinics join forces in Emmeloord to deliver the best possible renal care
Isala, Medical Specialist Company Isala and the Elyse Renal Care Clinics intend to join forces to offer optimal renal care in the Emmeloord region. To this end, they have signed a letter of intent.
The three parties’ partnership in the region means that patients with renal failure can receive optimal renal care in Emmeloord, both now and in the future. The goal of the collaboration is to deliver care as close to home as possible and in the attractive l surroundings that patients with renal failure desire. The collaboration in Emmeloord will further enable the provision of high-quality, targeted care. This care will be provided close to home if possible and further away from the patient’s perspective if necessary. This is a strategic partnership in which knowledge and expertise will be shared.
The letter of intent confirms parties’ wish to enter into the collaboration. It is important that all stakeholders are on board with this, and over the coming months, time will be taken to ensure that this is the case. Obtaining permission for the joint venture plan from the Authority for Consumers and Markets is the final step in this process. The aim is to be able to begin the joint venture on 1 January 2018, after which planning for the construction of a new joint renal care clinic in Emmeloord can commence.
A renal care clinic provides daily care to patients with renal failure. This includes preventative care, care for early-stage renal problems, dialysis, transplant preparation, post-transplant care, and holiday dialysis. Renal patients come to the renal failure outpatients’ clinic on a regular basis for check-ups. Elyse offers this renal care in a small-scale, homely setting to make treatments less stressful for patients. Intensive dialysis treatment needs to be administered several times a week, and it is, therefore, a positive thing for patients to have a dedicated team of healthcare professionals. That’s why Elyse has chosen to have a permanent team of dialysis nurses, dialysis assistants, a secretary, a dietician, a social worker, and a nephrologist.
Elyse Kidney Renal Clinics
With its five renal care clinic locations, including one in Emmeloord, Elyse is unique in the Netherlands. Elyse is building up a nationwide network of renal care clinics and to this end seeks to collaborate with doctors and hospitals to guarantee the quality of renal failure treatment at a regional level. Regional collaboration is seen as a mainstay of sustainable care, both now and in the future. The network that Elyse envisages will consist of clinics in easily accessible locations, to limit travel time.
Isala and Medical Specialist Company Isala
Isala’s Nephrology Outpatients’ Clinic and its Dialysis Centre have a professional and motivated treatment team to care for patients with renal failure.
Nephrologists, specialist nurses, dialysis nurses, dieticians, social workers, technicians, and departmental assistants are all determined to offer patients the best possible care. Not only in our hospital, but also in their own homes.