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HPN Awareness Week – 14-20 October 2018 – just 4 weeks away!

Stickers will soon be sent to all PNDU members for wearing during AW; PNDU’s 2018 AW video will be available at the start of AW for sharing; Social media profile and frame; An example newspaper article is available now to help you write to your local newspaper with your story.  Email us for a copy; Bingo game!  …

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Travel sponsorship 2018 winners

PNDU is really happy to award not two, but three travel sponsorships this year to assist HPNers and carers to travel to Sydney for the two HPN consumer events in December.  Congratulations to:  Annaliese, Lisa & Trevor, and Jodie. We look forward to seeing you and lots of Kiwi and Aussie HPNers, carers and families …

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2018 PNDU Award Winners Announced!

We would like to congratulate the following winners announced at our Annual General Meeting today: Professional Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award:  Dr Andrew Holt, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide Adult PN Professional of the Year:   Francine Tanner, Austin Hospital, Melbourne Paediatric PN Professional of the Year:  Gai Lovell, HNE Kids Health, Newcastle, NSW Commitment to Patient …

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PNDU’s Annual Report + officeholders for the year ahead

At PNDU’s Annual General Meeting today, the following officeholders were elected: President – Karen Vice President & Treasurer – Chris Secretary & Public Officer – Miranda Committee Members – Gillian and Fay We’re also delighted to share PNDU’s Annual Report 2018. Thank you to everyone who has helped make the past year a great one for …

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A new edition of Dripline is out!

The May-July 2018 edition of our newsletter, Dripline, is out now and available here or from our Dripline page. You can read Fay’s story, enjoy Jordan’s fabulous Starlight Foundation Wish vicariously, and envy Laurie his cruising and fishing in the waters around Vancouver Island. A new young member writes of the limitations of being unable to eat as well as …

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HPN Awareness Week 2018 – 14-20 October – let’s get ready!

“HPN: our food for strength” HPN Awareness Week is a wonderful opportunity each year for HPNers and carers, HPN hospitals and industry to not only celebrate this life-saving yet complex life-support therapy keeping many of us alive, but also, as the name suggests, increase understanding and awareness right where we are amongst those most important …

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A new edition of Dripline is out!

The February-April 2018 edition of our newsletter, Dripline, is out now and available here or from our Dripline page. Issue 23 gives thanks to Sally, who has been our designer for the past 13 issues. In this issue, read in detail about the daily tasks of caring for a baby on HPN (Home Parenteral Nutrition), written by mother Shannyn; read Emily’s …

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A new edition of Dripline is out!

The November-January 2018 edition of our newsletter, Dripline, is out now and available here or from our Dripline page. Read about Jodie’s life on HPN; Gillian’s HPN routine adjustments for Quality of Life purposes; sadly PNDU has lost another member, Celena, whose HPNer friend has written a beautiful tribute; read about PNDU activities, especially around HPN Awareness Week last October; the results of an …

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