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Our dialysis units have a strong focus on shared haemodialysis care, working in partnership with patients to promote greater treatment independence.
We have a strong renal multi-disciplinary team comprising specialist dieticians, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, physiotherapists, an art worker and renal technicians who work closely together with the renal physicians and specialist nurses. Our inpatient base is on ward 33, York Hospital.
The haemodialysis service currently comprises:
- 13 station chronic dialysis unit and a four station acute dialysis unit in York Hospital
- 10 station satellite haemodialysis unit in Scarborough Hospital (Fresenius)
- 10 dialysis stations at the Easingwold satellite unit
- Eight dialysis stations in the Harrogate satellite unit
- Two dialysis stations in the Selby self-care unit
- Four dialysis stations at the Harrogate self-care unit
Home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis therapies are also provided by the renal service with over 360 patients under follow up following a successful kidney transplant.
The renal service provides consultant led care assisted by renal specialist nurses, working in pre dialysis, pre and post-transplant, conservative care, vascular access and anaemia management areas. A dedicated renal pharmacy team provides specialist support.
Outpatient clinics are run at York Hospital with outreach clinics at Harrogate, Selby, Malton and Scarborough Hospitals and Wetherby Health Centre.
The Renal Unit has an active research department recruiting to a number of local and national research projects.
Information to help you
Shared care videos - these videos have been created to give patients and nurses a generic view of dialysis tasks that can be shared or done fully by patients themselves.
- Work and Kidney failure
- Living with kidney failure
- A carer’s guide to living with kidney failure
- NKF Kidney patient charity
- Kidney Patient guide
- British Kidney Patient Association
- Yorkshire and the Humber, Sharing Haemodialysis Care
- Conservative Care Advice for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
- Your medicines and your kidneys
For more information contact renal administration on 01904 725370.
To see where you can find where our service is located, visit our Renal find us page.