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Renal (Kidney) Services

Ward 31 Freeman Hospital

Contact: (0191) 213 7031 - Sister Carina Taylor

Ward 31 of the Renal Services Centre at Freeman Hospital has a number of high specification haemodialysis stations for the treatment of adults who require chronic haemodialysis.

Haemodialysis is usually performed two or three times a week, each session lasting between three and five hours. Haemodialysis is provided for outpatients and for patients who are admitted for inpatient care.

Haemodiafiltration is available for appropriate patients.

How to find us

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Ward 31 (Haemodialysis Unit) is based in the Renal Services Centre at Freeman Hospital.   To find us:

  • Come through the Main Entrance of the Northern Centre for Cancer Treatment and Renal Services Centre, and you will find yourself in the main atrium of the centre on Level 2 with the main reception desk directly in front of you.
  • Follow the sign for Ward 31 (Haemodialysis Unit) which is on your left hand side.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

The Haemodialysis Unit is led by Sister Carina Taylor and Matron Julia Ibbotson and the clinical team is made up of specialist nurses, renal dieticians and other support staff. Patients can be seen by one of our nephrologists, (doctors with a special interest in the care of the kidneys.)

Things you need to know

  • Please clean your hands with the alcohol gel provided on entry to and exit from the ward.
  • Note transport can be arranged by the hospital. Please ask the ward staff for more information.
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