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Birmingham Heartlands

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Address:

Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green East
Birmingham
West Midlands

Post Code:

B9 5ST


Patients were first dialysed here in 1963

This unit has 399 haemodialysis and 31 peritoneal dialysis patients

This unit has the following transplant centres:

Coventry - Walsgrave Hospital

Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital

This centre has the following satellite units:

Castle Vale satellite renal unit

Lichfield Victoria Hospital

Runcorn Road Satellite Renal Unit

Solihull District General


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Telephone number:

0121 424 2156

Holiday dialysis enquiries:

Dolly Spencer- 0121 424 0158

Fax:

0121 424 1159

Email Address:

renal@heartofengland.nhs.uk

Unit website:

Trust website:

http://www.heartofengland.nhs.uk/

Consultants:

Dr Hugh Rayner
Dr Mark Temple
Dr Mark Thomas
Dr Indy Dasgupta
Dr Jyoti Baharani
Dr Vijay Suresh
Dr Husham Rasheed

Page administered by:

Lee Hollingworth


About the unit

The Department of Renal Medicine undertakes the care of patients with kidney conditions of all kinds including acute renal failure, end stage renal failure and kidney transplants.

The Haemodialysis Unit is one of eight in the West Midlands. The catchment population is difficult to establish because of irregular referral patterns but probably represents one quarter of the West Midlands population of 5.2million.

There are seven Consultants in Renal Medicine, Drs Steve Smith, Hugh Rayner, Mark Temple, Mark Thomas, Indy Dasgupta, Vijay Suresh and Jyoti Baharani. Vijay Suresh is currently the Directorate Manager. Technical services are supervised by David Coffey.

Renal replacement therapy consists of haemodialysis (in the main hospital unit, the Solihull, Runcorn Road and Castle Satellite Units and at Victoria Hospital, Lichfield), home haemodialysis and CAPD. Transplantation is carried out at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry. In total currently there are approximately 430 dialysis and 150 transplant patients under supervision.

As well as nursing staff in each clinical area, community nursing staff support patients on home haemodialysis and CAPD. There is also a pre-dialysis education service. The Department has its own Dieticians.

The unit is committed to providing the best quality patient care.


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