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Renal Medicine

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.

Holiday haemodialysis requests can be made to our York unit via our dialysis administration coordinator by email: renalholidaydialysis@york.nhs.uk


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. 


Contact us

For more information contact renal administration on 01904 725375.

To see where you can find us click here.

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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.


Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.