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Mater Young Adult Kidney Transplant Clinic

Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane

Mater Young Adult Health Centre provides dedicated specialised services and environments for people aged 16 to 25. The centre delivers support across a range of specialities relevant to young adults and programs to address emotional, social and educational needs. The centre utilises a cross-disciplinary approach to managing care through day programs, inpatient services and specialist consultations.

Mater Young Adult Kidney Transplant Clinic

The Mater Young Adult Kidney Transplant Clinic provides specialised care to patients with a kidney
transplant aged 16 to 25 years. A dedicated team of healthcare professionals provide the highest
standard of clinical care while supporting emotional, social and educational needs. The clinic is different to regular outpatient appointments as you will meet other young people who have had transplants and be involved in activities and social events.

Our team

At clinic you will be seen by a team of kidney specialists to help keep you and your transplant healthy.

Nephrologist/Senior Registrar

Kidney specialist doctors from Mater Hospital Brisbane, Princess Alexandra Hospital and Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital will

  • Review your general health, blood pressure and kidney transplant
  • check your blood test results including medication levels
  • offer suggestions on how to achieve your health goals
  • coordinate your renal care with your general practitioner and other members of your health care team.

Nephrology Clinical Nurse

The nephrology clinical nurse will provide you with

  • support on the day to day management of your kidney transplant
  • self-management strategies and discuss resources and tools to support your lifestyle.

Psychologist

The psychologist can

  • help you cope with your experience of having a kidney transplant, including your personal challenges, and will help develop strategies to cope with this
  • help with stress and anxiety management, depression or relationship conflict.

Allied Health Clinicians

Access to other clinicians will be available as required including a pharmacist, social worker, occupational therapist and dietitian. We encourage you to ask questions and provide feedback at any time. If something is important to you then it is important to us.

Do I have to leave my existing team?

No, you can be seen by both your existing team and the Mater Young Adult Nephrology Clinic team who will work together. This will not mean extra appointments. For most people it will mean every second appointment is at the Mater Young Adult Clinic rather than your existing team.

What happens if I get sick or need a procedure?

If an inpatient admission or procedure is necessary, we will discuss with you the most suitable hospital to attend, which may be at Mater or with your existing team.

Cost

There is no cost to attend the clinic. There will be opportunities to attend social events, at no cost, which will be arranged on the same day as the clinic.

Referral

A medical referral letter from your kidney specialist will be provided to Mater Nephrology Service. Your general practitioner’s contact details will also be required to ensure they are informed of your ongoing progress where required.

Can’t make your appointment?

If you are unable to keep your appointment please contact us as soon as possible on 07 3163 3000.

Getting to the clinic

The clinic is held at Mater Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane Outpatient Clinics, Level 4, Salmon Building, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane.

BY BUS

Mater Hill bus stop is on Stanley Street. Buses run every 10 minutes to and from the city.

BY TRAIN

Mater is a short walk from South Bank Station. Please contact Translink via telephone 13 12 30 or visit www.translink.com.au for further information and schedules.

Feedback

If you have any suggestions that may improve our service, we would be very happy to hear from you. You can speak to any member of our team, or alternatively you may wish to contact the patient representative on telephone 07 3163 8303.

Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-420110
Last modified 24/8/2018.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 01/5/2018
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