Renal Medicine - Our Services
The York haemodialysis unit opened in January 1999. Since then the service has grown significantly, with the opening of Easingwold and Harrogate satellite haemodialysis units, self care dialysis units in Selby and Harrogate, and an acute dialysis unit in York Hospital. 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.
The haemodialysis service currently comprises:
- A 13 station chronic dialysis unit and a four station acute dialysis unit in York Hospital
- Ten stations at the Easingwold satellite unit
- Eight dialysis stations in the Harrogate satellite unit
- Two stations in the Selby self-care unit
- Four stations at the Harrogate self-care unit and a 30 bedded renal / gastroenterology medical ward with three plumbed dialysis beds
- The renal team also support a three station haemodialysis facility at HMP Full Sutton.
Home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis therapies are also provided by the renal service with over 280 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 Hospital, Wetherby Health Centre, Selby Hospital, Malton Hospital and Scarborough Hospital.
The Renal Unit has an active research department and is currently involved in a number of local and national research projects.