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Clinics & services

Kidney care & dialysis

North East Kidney Service

We are a community-based dialysis unit where people who are well are able to receive dialysis away from the hospital.

About us

The North East Kidney Service (NEKS) is a community service (not in the hospital).

Our service is for people who need dialysis, are well and can therefore safely have their treatment away from the hospital. This is a much less stressful environment for long-term dialysis.

NEKS has 12 dialysis chairs.

Getting here

There is parking available in the local streets and in the carpark of the South Preston Shopping Centre. The entrance to the shopping centre is on Milton Crescent. There are clearway restrictions on Plenty Road.

There are Route 86 tram stops (Stop 43) on Plenty Road and local train stations are about 15 minutes walk away.


We have the following facilities available:

  • Shared TVs, so bring your own headphones
  • Patient lockers
  • Opposite South Preston Shopping Centre
  • Nearby - Spiro Koutsis Pharmacy, 925 High Street, Preston

What to bring

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided for morning and afternoon tea.

When you come for dialysis, you should bring:

  • Sheet, blanket and pillow for your comfort
  • Comfortable day clothes
  • Warm socks, sweatshirt or jumper in case you get cold during treatment
  • Book, magazine or an iPad/tablet with headphones
  • If you have a graft or fistula in your arm, make sure your sleeves are loose enough to roll up
  • If you have a catheter in your chest, wear a shirt that opens in the front
  • Any tablets you need to take during dialysis
  • Something to eat (if you need to)


You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health care provider to access this service. 

Contact us

North East Kidney Service

Phone: 03 9480 3088

Fax: 03 9415 8244

Open hours: Monday - Saturday 7.15am - 8.30pm


North East Kidney Service
80 - 84 Plenty Road
Preston VIC