For patients
& visitors

Renal unit

Haemodialysis/Renal Medicine

Ward details

The Renal Unit is open Monday-Saturday to provide an Outpatient Dialysis service for patients with advanced kidney disease. The Unit has 28 beds for  haemodialysis  and  consists of a large multi-disciplinary team including  Renal Consultants, Nurses, Renographers, Dieticians, Pharmacist, Receptionists, Medical Secretaries, Housekeepers, and a Porter.

In addition we have a four bedded acute dialysis unit on Blenheim Ward for  inpatient haemodialysis.

We also offer temporary holiday dialysis for patients from the UK away from their home, to enable patients to travel on holiday or stay with family or friends. This service can also be made available to patients who are non-UK residents

Renal Outpatient Clinics are also held on the Renal Unit Monday-Friday.

Manager

Sister Liz McNally and Sister Maggie Farrell

Ward telephone number

01702 385143

Location

Rear of hospital, Renal Unit

Speciality

Renal and general medicine

Business unit

Medicine

Visiting and other instructions

There is no visiting on the Renal unit during dialysis treatment.

Patients or relatives can ask at reception, either in person or by phone, to speak to the person in charge of the unit.  If you would like to speak to the consultant, please contact their secretary - reception will be able to help you with this.

As a patient on this ward, you may be under the care of one or more of these consultants

  • Matron Kelly Moore (clinical lead)
  • Dr Gowie Balasubramaniam 
  • Dr Olumide Ogundare

Specialist teams who care for patients on this ward

  • Anaemia Co-ordinators
  • Transplant Co-ordinator
  • Home therapies Team

Postal address

Renal Unit
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff on Sea
Essex
SS0 0RY