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Brighton - Sussex Kidney Unit

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Sussex Kidney Unit
Royal Sussex County Hospital
Eastern Road

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Patients were first dialysed here in 1965

This unit has 430 haemodialysis and 70 peritoneal dialysis patients

This unit has the following transplant centres:

London - St George's Hospital

London - Guy's Hospital

This centre has the following satellite units:

Bexhill Dialysis Unit

Eastbourne - Polegate

Worthing Dialysis Unit

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The Sussex Kidney Unit

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Kolitha Basnayake
Lawrence Goldberg
Neil Iggo
Victoria Ingham (Joint Lead Consultant)
Ed Kingdon
Chris Kingswood
Sarah Lawman (Joint Lead Consultant)
Clare Castledine
Adam MacDiarmaid-Gordon
Laurie Tomlinson
Alex Harrison (ITU and renal)
Ayesha Irtiza-Ali

Page administered by:

Dr Sarah Lawman and Dr Victoria Ingham

About the unit

The Sussex Kidney Unit is the main tertiary provider of renal services for East and West Sussex, with a catchment population of approximately 1.2 million. The unit is staffed by 12 renal consultants, 7 SpRs (with NTNs), and 6 SHOs. The main unit in Brighton has 36 in-patient beds, and 41 haemodialysis stations. As of October 2016, there are 465 patients on haemodialysis (with 40 on home haemo), 64 on PD and 486 patients under renal transplant follow up. The unit provides clinics in general nephrology, low clearance and renal vasculitis, as well as transplant and dialysis clinics. A secondary care hypertension clinic is also provided for the local population.
HOLIDAY DIALYSIS: for enquiries, please email

Research and special expertise

The Renal Unit is involved in a number of ongoing exciting and innovative projects.
We have a major research interests in tuberous sclerosis complex,vascular stiffness and oxidant stress, peritoneal dialysistechnologies, myeloma and chronic disease management stretegies. We have collaborative research locally with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Sussex University and Brighton University. We are also involved in a number of multi-centre studies.
Please click on this weblink for the Brighton CKD Guidelines

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