Our services recently moved to the new, purpose built Renal Services Centre at Freeman Hospital.
All haemodialysis treatment is provided here together with most inpatient and outpatient care in a modern and comfortable environment. Our transplant unit is on Ward 6A, also at the Freeman Hospital
One of the largest centres in the UK for kidney healthcare, this new facility offers:
- All Renal Services in one location at the Freeman Hospital
- A high specification Haemodialysis Unit with five open plan, bright and comfortable suites
- A spacious hotel quality feel with over half the bedrooms single occupancy with en suite facilities
- A dedicated outpatient suite with Consultant led, specialist clincs as well as improved patient information and educational materials
To find out the easiest way to get to the Freeman Hospital go to Freeman Hospital - How to find us. Click here to find out more about the new parking arrangements we have in place for patients and visitors to the new Renal Services Centre.
The Renal Services at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides comprehensive kidney care for the one million or so people who live in Newcastle and Gateshead, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Our service includes the diagnosis, investigation, treatment and long term management of kidney problems in adults and we work together as a specialist team to provide all aspects of care tailored to the needs of each individual patient.
Our Kidney Transplant Unit serves the whole of the Northern Region and we perform about one hundred kidney transplants and ten pancreas transplants every year.
Comprehensive range of specialist clinics
We run a full range of outpatient clinics at our brand new Renal Services Centre at Freeman Hospital as well as the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead. Specialist clinics have been developed for the management of many renal conditions including:
Our renal surgical clinics include comprehensive assessment for transplant and dialysis access. We also hold special clinics for women who need close monitoring and support during pregnancy and people with genetic conditions that run in the family.
Specialist support and advice when you need it
Our Renal Clinical Investigation Unit is led by Specialist Nurse Practitioners who provide a wide range of tests, monitoring, treatment, and offer education and advice for all types of kidney disorders and associated conditions such as hypertension. Haemodialysis is provided on our dedicated dialysis units at both the Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary and peritoneal dialysis is also provided at the Freeman Hospital.
We lead the North East's acute renal failure service working closely with all of our critical care teams based across the Newcastle hospitals. We also work closely with clinical colleagues in other hospital departments, contributing to the renal care of their patients.
Committed to continuously improving patient care
Newcastle has an expanding Academic Renal Unit with an excellent track record in kidney research and state of the art laboratory facilities based at the Centre for Life. This means our patients can be offered the opportunity to try potential new therapies for their condition and may be able to benefit from ground-breaking new treatments.