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Wolverhampton Renal (Kidney) Care

Chronic kidney failure occurs when the kidneys begin to work less efficiently. It is a serious, slow progressive disease which, if left unmanaged, will potentially result in end-stage renal failure and renal replacement therapy.

The team, based at New Cross Hospital, consists of Doctors, Specialist Nurses and Dieticians who work closely with patients, carers and primary care to manage the condition.

Our aim is to provide a service that continually works to improve the treatment, experience and outcomes for patients with renal disease.

Areas Served

Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock, parts of South Staffordshire and Shropshire.

For further information please contact the service.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Wolverhampton Renal Services
Contact Position
Renal Administration
Telephone
01902 695467
Notes

 

Out-patient Clinics

Consultant-led out-patient clinics are provided at:

  • New Cross Hospital
  • Cannock Chase Hospital
  • Walsall Manor Hospital

Referrals for Wolverhampton and Cannock clinics through New Cross appointments team.

Referrals for Walsall clinics through Walsall Manor appointments team

Chronic Kidney Disease Team

Specialist Nurses provide individualised, supportive care to patients with chronic kidney disease, including patients who are preparing for dialysis therapy, transplantation, live kidney donation, conservative management and anaemia management.

Following work-up at Wolverhampton, transplantation is performed at University Hospital, Birmingham and patients are transferred back approximately three months post-transplantation for long term follow-up.

Preparation of patients for renal replacement therapy comprises; pre-dialysis management, education, advice on the suitability of all treatment modalities plus coordinating the timing of vascular and PD access surgery.

 8am-6pm Monday to Friday

Home Therapies Team

Patients with end stage kidney disease requiring dialysis and whom have chosen home dialysis are trained and supported to carry out their own dialysis at home. Patients may choose haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.

The Service is located adjacent to the main Haemodialysis Unit at New Cross. The nurse-led team offer training, support and advice both for patients and relatives. Training is provided within a dedicated training area in the department and the choice of therapies is based on patient choice and clinical suitability.

Monday to Friday 8am-6pm

Haemodialysis Service

Haemodialysis is provided within the main unit New Cross Hospital and 3 satellite units:

Maurice Jackson satellite unit, Pond Lane, Wolverhampton

Cannock satellite unit, Cannock Chase Hospital

Walsall satellite unit, Green Lane, Walsall

The service encourages patients to contribute to their haemodialysis treatment at these units by delivering a Shared Care programme providing training and support for those patients who wish to participate. This enables in-centre haemodialysis patients to learn tasks forming part of their own dialysis treatment, ultimately giving them more control and independence.

Dialysis away from base for patients visiting the area can be facilitated within the satellite units.

Support Services

  • A dedicated Psychology service is run within the Department in conjunction with our colleagues in Psychological Health

Access by appointment only through the Renal Service.

  • A Welfare Rights service is provided for all patients requiring information and advice on benefit entitlement 

Access by appointment only through the Renal Service.

Where to go

Name
Renal Unit
Address
New Cross Hospital
Wednesfield
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Postcode
WV10 0QP

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
Adult only service.
Referral required
Yes

Record Last Updated on: 28/03/2018

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