Nephrology (renal medicine)

We have 28 haemodialysis stations in our main renal unit and four stations for acute dialysis on our inpatient ward, with capacity to provide a holiday and ad hoc dialysis service.

We provide dialysis care for around 130 patients in South Essex, whilst transplants are usually performed at the Royal London Hospital. Our main renal unit includes the peritoneal dialysis office and training room and outpatient services, including general nephrology, dialysis review, low clearance and transplant follow-up.

Our team

We have a multidisciplinary team of consultants, nurse specialists and renographers. Our unit has extensive experience of training non-nursing dialysis staff to perform all aspects of haemodialysis including the needling of fistulae and use of dialysis catheters, out-of-hours and emergency dialysis (seniors). The training has been adapted to fit with the development of the NVQ in dialysis. We also have an HCA working in peritoneal dialysis.

Renal PatientView

Renal PatientView is a project of RIXG, a UK group representing renal patients and the renal team. It aims to provide online information about renal patients' diagnosis, treatment and their latest test results. Patients can share this information with anyone they want and view it from anywhere in the world. Click here to find out more.

Contact us

Renal unit reception:                    01702 385143

Renal room (Blenheim ward):    01702 435555 ext 6056