The Renal Unit in Wrexham has a population catchment of approximately 250,000, covering a broad geographical area of parts of North, North East, Mid and West Wales. We serve areas as far west as Dolgellau, and as far south as Welshpool.
The Wrexham Renal unit is a very dynamic unit. Based in the Gladstone building, the unit is a purpose built dialysis unit and Renal and Diabetes Centre, separate from the main hospital building but still situated within the hospital grounds.
We are able provide a wide variety of renal replacement therapies, including haemodialysis (HD), haemodiafiltration (HDF), CAPD and APD. APD is offered to all of our patients choosing peritoneal dialysis as their preferred dialysis modality. We are also able to provide assisted peritoneal dialsyis to those who require it.
There is an expanding programme of home haemodialysis and we offer both daily and other flexible schedules of home haemodialysis .
Wrexham is a mere stones throw from the delights of the North Wales countryside. The area is a popular holiday destination and we are able to provide holiday haemodialysis.
We provide an acute renal service for the catchment area of Wrexham Maelor Hospital and are able to provide the full range of necessary services including plasma exchange.
Renal outpatient clinics are carried out in Wrexham and peripheral clinics are carried out in Deeside, Mold, Dolgellau and Welshpool.
Renal transplantation is carried out in the Royal Liverpool university hospital. Patients requiring combined renal and pancreas transplantation are referred to Manchester Royal Infirmary. Renal transplant follow up is currently undertaken for approximately 130 patients in Wrexham.