Renal (Haemodialyis & Peritoneal Unit)

The Renal Unit is based at Russells Hall Hospital and provides haemodialysis for patients whose kidneys have failed to function. These patients attend the unit for dialysis three times a week for up to five hours.

The Peritoneal dialysis unit is based in the same unit and provides training and support for patients who are receiving, or who will be starting, Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD). CAPD is carried out by the patients in their own homes.

Key staff

Patient information leaflets

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Russells Hall Hospital
Where to find us
  • Ground floor, east wing, Russells Hall Hospital
Telephone numbers
  • (01384) 456111 (ext. 3384) (Haemodialysis)
  • (01384) 456111 (ext. 3388) (CAPD)
Fax number
  • (01384) 244347

Service details

Clinical directorate
  • Acute Specialist Medicine
Management team
  • Dr Jo Taylor
    Clinical director
  • Dr K Shivakumar
    Medical service head
Nursing leads
  • Dawn Powell
    Matron
  • Susan Smith (Haemodialysis)
    Lead nurse
  • Claire Egan (CAPD)
    Lead nurse