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Belfast City Hospital

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Lisburn Road
N Ireland

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Patients were first dialysed here in 1959

This unit has 200 haemodialysis and 50 peritoneal dialysis patients

This is a transplant centre - view transplant data.

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Belfast City Hospital Tower

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02890329241 (hospital switchboard)

Holiday dialysis enquiries:

randa troughton dialysis coordinator 02890263699


02890 637759

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Nephrologists: Dr JH Brown (Clinical Lead), Dr AE Courtney, Dr E Borthwick, Dr J Shields, Dr J Hanko, Dr DG Fogarty, Dr C Hill, Dr JD Woods, Prof AP Maxwell. Surgeons: Mr JK Connolly, Mr M Omar, Mr TJ Brown, Mr J McDaid

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Dr JH Brown

About the unit

The Mary G McGeown Regional Nephrology Unit at the Belfast City Hospital provides regional renal services to all of N Ireland and has strong links with the Sub Regional Units in Antrim, Newry, Omagh, Altnagelvin and Dundonald. It is also the Transplant Centre for N.Ireland with over 1700 transplants performed since the start of the programme. The annual renal transplant rate has risen to 90-100 (including up to 50 live donor transplant procedures per year). The Unit has 40 haemodialysis stations, a PD training ward, a recently refurbished inpatient ward (30 beds) an acute dialysis unit and a patient education facility.
There are 9 consultant nephrologists (including 1 university joint appointment), 4 consultant transplant/renal failure surgeons, one staff grade physicians and 5 nephrology SpRs, who rotate with the sub-regional units.

Research and special expertise

There is a strong history of clinical research in Belfast that has been supported by the N Ireland Kidney Research Fund for over 40 years. Research activity in both the clinical and laboratory arenas has expanded under the direction of Prof Peter Maxwell supported by multiple external grants. The renal laboratory is fully equipped for all aspects of genetic and epigenetic research. The main areas of interest are diabetic nephropathy, particularly its genetic aspects, renal transplant outcomes, cardiovascular complications of renal disease and the epidemiology of CKD.

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