More than 2,000 patients served in 21 clinics: Diaverum marks major milestone in tackling KSA kidney disease

  • Diaverum, the global renal care provider, marks its commitment to more accessible healthcare services for chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients under 2030 Vision
  • 15 cities and towns served by new convenient and community orientated facilities
  • Long-term impact includes empowered patients, new treatments, public health campaigns and new generation of Saudi specialist nurses and doctors

diaverum-logoDiaverum, a leading global renal care provider, having signed a 5 year agreement with the Saudi Ministry of Health to treat and provide care for 5,000 patients by 2018, has today reached a major milestone in opening its 21st clinic and treating more than 2,000 kidney disease patients. With chronic kidney disease rising by 10% year on year, this is a major health issue for the whole country and Diaverum is helping change the face of holistic kidney care, treatment, education and awareness in the process.

Crucially, this partnership has allowed Diaverum to build clinics in remote areas where it was once considered challenging for renal patients to get the specialized treatment they needed.  This is in full alignment with the Saudi 2030 vision to ensure state-of-the art healthcare services across the Kingdom and particularly for people living in rural regions who have traditionally been unable to access the care and treatment they needed.

Diaverum pushed through to this impressive milestone with the recent clinic opening in Dammam, which is a testament to their commitment to looking after the health and wellbeing of the Saudi population in hard to reach areas. Clinics are now present in 15 cities throughout KSA namely, Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Rass, Al Hassa, Baish, Buraidah, Dammam, Hafer Al Batin, Khamis Mushait, Madinah, Makkah, Najran, Unaizah, Qunfudhah, and Taif.

Eng. Ziyad Kabli, Middle East Managing Director at Diaverum said, “We are delighted to have reached such an important milestone.  Diaverum aims to make a tangible and positive impact on the lives of renal care patients and their families with our ever-expanding portfolio of clinics, expertise, and world-class technologies. We are also excited to be playing a pivotal role overall in the healthcare system by helping ensure that the government’s long term plans for a healthier and happier nation materialize, and we value the support we have received from the Ministry of Health as well as our patients”.

Diaverum have increased their capacity to address rising demand, with over 730 medical and non-medical staff currently working at clinics across the Kingdom. Diaverum’s full-range of personalised and tailored treatment offerings, under its patient choice programme, such as self-care peritoneal dialysis, are directly related to lower rates of hospitalisation and related morbidities and ultimately empower patients to have a better quality of life.

Additional services include holiday dialysis programmes enabling patients to move freely between clinics, meaning they and their families can enjoy relaxation time while benefitting from the same quality and high standards. The company also provides education and emotional support for patients and their families, by creating a warm and friendly atmosphere via the Diaverum culture programme “Touch”.

At the same time, the company continues to train the next generation of doctors and nurses through a knowledge transfer and collaboration scheme, ‘d.ACADEMY’, ensuring Saudis are ready to continue fighting the disease. Diaverum public health campaigns have also proved effective in raising awareness of these issues and the importance of lifestyle changes such as healthy eating.

Over the next five years, the company will have invested SR 500 million in much needed critical healthcare infrastructure for the good of the Kingdom.

About Diaverum:

Diaverum is a global renal care provider with a clear patient focus. The company stands for first-class healthcare, state-of-the-art education, and patient-centred research aimed at improving quality of life for renal patients. Diaverum’s experience in renal care dates back more than 20 years, when it established its first dialysis clinic in Sweden under the former name Gambro Healthcare. Today, 9,000 employees care for 29,000 patients in 20 countries in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and Australia / New Zealand. The company’s corporate office is located in Munich, Germany and the head office in Lund, Sweden.

Diaverum has been operating in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2011. Currently it has 152 doctors looking after 2,031 patients in 21 clinics across the Kingdom. In 2013, Saudi Ministry of Health awarded the company a five-year contract to deliver treatment to 5,000 renal patients, initiating the country’s first healthcare privatisation project of its kind. Catering to growing medical needs of the Saudi population, Diaverum supports the government in its mission to provide its residents universal access to state-of-the-art healthcare.