Renal medicine, or nephrology, is the speciality dealing with diseases of the kidneys. Our renal medicine service provides our patients a range of services for people who have a variety of kidney problems.
A major part of the work of renal specialists is the management of patients with acute kidney injury or advanced chronic kidney disease.
Our care is jointly provided between Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services LTD and The Department of Renal Medicine which is based at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Hospital. Our objective is to increase the life expectancy and to improve the quality of life of patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
East Cheshire NHS Dialysis Unit
The unit is nurse led and patient management is based on a team nursing approach. Each patient is allocated a named nurse. There will always be a Registered Nurse on duty with a recognised renal qualification and/or equivalent renal dialysis experience. Treatment is provided in accordance with the policies and procedures set out by Fresenius medical care Renal Services LTD in alignment with your referring NHS Renal Unit. Patients are reviewed by the Consultant Nephrologist at center based clinics. The renal dietitian visits the unit to review and support patients.
We provide Haemodialysis (HD) and Haemodiafiltration (HDF) as per individualised patient prescription for patients with renal failure aged over 18 years. Holiday dialysis treatment (HD/HDF) is available and encouraged for stable patients visiting the local area where unit capacity permits.
The dialysis stations are each equipped with an adjustable haemodialysis chair or bed, an individual television and Wi Fi is available. Refreshments such as tea, coffee, biscuits and sandwiches are provided during the patients dialysis.
Our centre is open Monday to Saturday between the hours of 06.30 – 18.00.
If you require any more information about our service please do not hesitate to contact the Clinic Manager on 01625 663073 or 01625 663088
We provide haemodialysis for patients with end-stage renal failure.
All patients receiving dialysis are NHS patients. Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services Ltd are working on behalf of the NHS to provide your dialysis and treatment.
Your treatment is free of charge. Payment is arranged through a contract between the NHS and Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services Ltd, who work in partnership to run your Dialysis Unit.
Fresenius Medical Care Renal Services Ltd continually strive to improve the quality of care it provides to patients.
Dialysis treatment standards are measured against British Renal Association standards and are also audited and overseen by the Care Quality Commission.
- Social work services can be arranged as requested to support patients.
- Medical support and regular reviews are delivered by the visiting nephrologist who is based at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
- Access to a renal dietician to advise on what foods to eat and your fluid allowance.
This is a nurse led delivered service. Regular meetings are held between the unit and consultant nephrologists to review the treatment provided.
Reception: 01625 661031
Nurse base: 01625 663088
Unit manager's office: 01625 663073
Consulting room: 01625 661776
Fax: 01625 663270