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Departments

Nephrology (Renal Unit)

We specialise in the care of individuals with kidney problems and conduct kidney education and research.

The Department of Nephrology aims to provide comprehensive, high quality, multidisciplinary, compassionate and evidence-based care across the range of issues faced by individuals with kidney disease and other conditions that affect or arise from the kidneys.

We endeavour to optimise quality of life and independence by choosing the best individually suited renal therapy.

The Department has a number of distinct facilities, each providing a different focus of treatment for individuals with kidney disease or kidney failure. While geographically separated, all of the areas are interrelated and consistently strive to work together through effective communication and co-operation.

Our Services

Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Outpatient renal clinics
  • Inpatient renal ward (7 North)
  • Renal consultation service
  • Kidney biopsy service

Dialysis Service

  •  Peritoneal dialysis
  •  Nurse-assisted peritoneal dialysis
  •  Haemodialysis
  •  Haemodiafiltration
  •  Home dialysis
  •  Holiday dialysis
  •  24-hour home dialysis support
  •  24-hour emergency dialysis
  •  Dialysis access planning and surgery

Kidney Transplantation Service

  •  Pre-transplant evaluation and care for recipients
  •  Pre-transplant evaluation and care for donors
  •  Kidney transplantation (deceased donor, living donor, paried kidney exchange)
  •  Post-transplant longterm care for transplant recipients
  •  Post-transplant longterm care for transplant donors
  •  Immunosuppression management for non-renal autoimmune conditions

Comprehensive Care

  •  Chronic kidney disease educator
  •  Dialysis education
  •  Transplant education
  •  Renal dieticians
  •  Renal social worker
  •  Renal pharmacist
  •  Renal anaemia and bone disease coordinators

Academic Department

  • Basic science research
  • Clinical research
  • Medical training
  • Nursing training