For the Victorian bus, dialysis treatments are conducted by Monash Health dialysis nurses; the bus was donated by Ventura Bus Lines; three dialysis machines and three dialysis chairs were donated by Fresenius Medical Care Pty. Ltd. and are serviced and maintained by Monash Health.
Monash Health is funding the Victorian mobile dialysis unit.
Four haemodialysis patients from LaTrobe Regional Hospital’s Traralgon Haemodialysis Unit developed and pursued this idea: Vince Tripodi (dec.), Suzi Picken (dec.), Bruce Bremmer (dec.) and Peter Maxwell. Without their efforts, this concept would never have been realised. The number plates on the Victorian and NSW buses are ‘Suzi’ and ‘Vince’ respectively.
(Minimum three years’ dialysis experience required)