Parenteral Nutrition Down Under

PNDU Promotion

Being able to tell others of the benefits of PNDU is important to PNDU’s profile, promotion, fundraising and reaching others living with Home Parenteral Nutrition in Australia and New Zealand.

To assist in the description and promotion of Parenteral Nutrition Down Under, Home Parenteral Nutrition and Intestinal Failure, please feel free to use some or all of the paragraphs below.

If for any reason you decide or are asked to publish any literature that makes reference to Parenteral Nutrition Down Under or uses descriptions other than the paragraphs below, we request you notify us and, wherever possible, to let us see a copy before it is published.

Parenteral Nutrition Down Under (PNDU) is a self-funded, not-for-profit support group founded in 2009 for those living with Intestinal Failure (IF) and Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) (and their carers) in Australia and New Zealand.  PNDU’s mission is to support, research and inform consumers, carers and providers of Parenteral Nutrition (PN) for Intestinal Failure.

PN is food in a liquid form which is delivered via a catheter in a vein close to the heart, when it is not possible to receive sufficient nutrition from regular food because there is a problem with the digestive system (IF). It is a very complex and highly specialised life-support therapy, but when properly trained, can be done at home (HPN).

The number of people on HPN in Australia and New Zealand is small – approximately 215 adults and children – so support and understanding can be difficult to come by.

PNDU welcomes new members – not only those living with HPN and their carers but also clinicians, industry representatives and others generally interested in IF and/or PN.  To receive PNDU’s newsletter and join the website, please go to and for more information, email us at [email protected] .  If you are a healthcare professional, please pass this information on to any Aussie or Kiwi HPN patients you may be caring for.