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New Acute Dialysis Unit opens its doors at York Hospital
A new Acute Dialysis Unit (ADU) with three haemodialysis stations has officially been opened at York Hospital.
The new unit is located on second floor of the hospital situated between Wards 21 and 23.
The opening of the ADU will provide more convenient and comfortable care for hospital inpatients with renal failure, enabling patients to have haemodialysis treatment close to their ward, in a specialist unit, staffed by haemodialysis nurses.
David Border, Clinical Lead for Renal Medicine, explained: “This is a real step forward in managing patients who require haemodialysis support at York Hospital.
“The opening of the unit will help us efficiently plan dialysis treatments, benefiting both inpatients and outpatients who require dialysis because of kidney failure.
“Inpatients will now be treated in a specialist unit closer to the medical wards and will no longer have to travel the length of the hospital for dialysis on the renal unit, as was the case previously.
“This will not only have a positive effect on inpatients but also for those who dialyse on the main unit.”
The Acute Dialysis Unit will also be used for training patients to have home haemodialysis, including nocturnal treatment.
The unit will initially provide space for three patients, expanding to four in the future.
David continued: “The opening of the unit will help the Trust provide a high quality renal replacement programme allowing local people with kidney failure access to a full range of dialysis services.”
24 January 2014