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Renal Medicine & Dialysis

Renal medicine, or nephrology, involves the care of patients with all forms of kidney disease. A major part of the work of nephrology specialists is the management of patients with acute kidney injury or advanced chronic kidney disease. This may involve renal replacement therapy, by dialysis or kidney transplant.

How to access this service

Haemodialysis and hemofiltration is an intense treatment for individuals who have acute kidney disease and transplant related problems. For those who are experiencing severe loss of kidney function, the procedure filters and purifies the blood using a machine when the kidneys are unable to do their job.

South West Healthcare provides haemodialysis 6 days per week.

How to access this service

Treatment is prescribed by your specialist doctor (Nephrologist).
South West Healthcare has a strong partnership with tertiary health services providing collaborative care for regional patients to ensure that they can access specialist care in our community.
Transplant and Dialysis Outpatient Clinics
How to access this service
Referral is by specialist or GP referral to the SWH Outpatient Clinics
Consultants
Dr Nick Barraclough
Nephrologist, Clinical Lead SWH Renal Services
Dr Muhammad Javaid
Nephrologist

Page last updated: 12 December 2020

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