26 Sep

Dialysis patients to double in 9 years

first_img 106 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share HealthLifestyle Dialysis patients to double in 9 years by: – March 23, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Given the current trend, the number of patients on dialysis in Barbados could double, reaching 400 by the year 2020, costing the government millions of dollars.This projection, based on statistics from a World Bank Study, was shared by Health Minister Donville Inniss at the annual Silma Reeves Lecture of the Barbados Kidney Association.“It is the intention of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to restart and maintain the momentum with its transplantation programme. This is expected to save considerable sums of money in the medium to long-term, as we get such patients off dialysis and leading a more productive life,” he said, adding that when preparatory and surgical costs are added to anti-rejection drug costs, we realize that transplantation is the way to go.“It costs approximately BDS$54,000 (US$27,000) annually to provide dialysis for one person on haemodialysis in the QEH, and we are currently paying BDS$1.2 million (US$600,000) per year for those whose service is currently outsourced. It is costing the state approximately BDS$10 million (US$5 million) per year for dialysis services in Barbados. In other words, seven per cent of the QEH budget is being spent on less than 200 patients.”The Health Minister said he had requested that the QEH and the Ministry of Health work with a “sense of determination” to address the issue of organ donation, as it related to brain stem death and ‘do not resuscitate’ policies.“There are some major ethical, and perhaps religious issues, that will rage in this debate but I urge all not to be faint hearted, but to engage in a robust debate and let us come to reasonable decisions. We would not be the first or last country to pursue such a programme,” he said.The QEH is also in the process of replacing 18 dialysis machines in three tranches, at a cost of approximately BDS$1.9 million (US$950,000) per year over the next five years.The Minister disclosed that the QEH was currently managing 168 patients on dialysis, with half being treated three times per week and the other half, twice weekly. Thirteen patients are on peritoneal dialysis and 21 patients attended a private facility.Source: Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

24 Sep

Jeanette Christine “Chrissy” Ridener

first_imgJeanette Christine “Chrissy” Ridener, age 42, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on March 12, 1974, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the loving daughter of, Darwin Harold, Sr. and Jeanette (Johnson) Ridener. She was raised in Vevay, Indiana where she was a 1993 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Chrissy was a member of the Switzerland County High School Marching Band where she enjoyed playing the flute. Chrissy was currently employed as a material handler for Dorman Products in Warsaw, Kentucky, for 21 years. She was a member of the Switzerland County 4-H and the Markland Baptist Church in Markland, Indiana. Chrissy enjoyed riding horses, taking in stray animals, extreme couponing and raising her daughter, Aaliyah Michelle. Chrissy will be dearly missed by her loving family, friends and her community. Chrissy passed away at 8:02 pm, Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Kentucky.Chrissy will be dearly missed by her loving daughter: Miss Aaliyah Michelle Ridener of Vevay, IN; her parents: Darwin Harold Ridener, Sr. and Jeanette (Johnson) Ridener of Vevay, IN; her special love for her nephew: Caleb Ridener of Vevay, IN; her brothers: Dobbie Ridener and his wife: Lisa of Vevay, IN, Kevin Ridener and his wife: Anita of Harrison, OH and Steve Ridener of Florence, IN; her sisters: Beth Ridener of Vevay, IN and Karen Ridener of Vevay, IN and her several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents: Edward and Clara (Redman) Ridener; her maternal grandparents: Clarence R. and Lorene (Lewis) Johnson and her niece: Shylah Ridener.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 1:00 pm, by Pastor Patrick Lanman at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday, October 24, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeanette Christine “Chrissy” Ridener Endowment Fund % Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

23 Sep

Arthur Claude “Art” Cleland, 91

first_imgArthur Claude “Art” Cleland, 91, of Milroy, Indiana area passed away Saturday, September  5, 2020, at Heritage House Nursing Home of Greensburg, Indiana…another victim of the Corona virus. Art was born at midnight, February 11, 1928 and his parents had a choice of the date, choosing February 12, also Lincoln’s birthday.  Art’s birthplace was in southern Decatur County.  He was the son of Benjamin Morton (Mort) and Amelia (Lauer) Cleland.  On July 8, 1956, he married his wife of 64 years, Carolyn J. Hancock, and she survives.  In addition to Carolyn, Art is survived by a daughter, Mary Ann Cleland Swenson, of Salt Lake City, Utah, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Merrill Morton, Lester Owen, and Walter Lauer Cleland and sisters Imogene (William) Davis and Marilee (John) Blackledge, and granddaughter, Andrea Lee Swenson. Art was a 1947 graduate of Sandusky High School.  He has attended several schools which no longer exist, including a grade school at Letts Corner and the one-room Woods school in Southeastern Decatur County. He was a member of the Sandusky Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee. Art worked ten years at Johnston Wholesale Groceries as a semi-driver, during which time he was drafted into the United States Army, 112th Infantry, 28th Division, Company I, obtaining the rank of Corporal. He served in Germany from November 1951 to March 1953.  He enjoyed his Army reunions and remained close to his fellow soldiers. Other jobs included Geis & Hodapp Custom Builders; Shelby Dealers Building Supply Warehouse Manager; Utah International Mining & Construction Company.  In the meantime he remained a farmer in Rush County. For the past 39 years Art and Carolyn were very active in preservation through Indiana Landmarks and Rush County Heritage; saving historic buildings.  Art restored and added to the Somerville Schoolhouse, our home, in Rush County, Indiana.  The largest project he and Carolyn worked on was restoring the Moscow covered bridge, which had been destroyed by a tornado. Art was a diligent worker, loyal friend to many, always willing to help and above all, a loving husband.  Truly, he was “the wind beneath my wings”.  Art especially enjoyed farming, traveling to new places with the RV, building something, his 25 year-old Dodge pick-up and tenderloin sandwiches. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Sandusky Methodist Church, Sandusky, Indiana.  The funeral service will follow at the church at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Margaret Lowe officiating. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg, Indiana, at which time there will be full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert L. Browning Memorial Fund through the Decatur County Community Foundation or to the Sandusky Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more