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Darlington Dialysis Centre

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Darlington Memorial Hospital
Hollyhurst Road

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Patients were first dialysed here in 1994

This unit has the following transplant centres:

Middlesbrough - The James Cook University Hospital

This centre is a satellite unit of Middlesbrough - The James Cook University Hospital

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Some of the team at Darlington Dialysis Centre

Telephone number:

01325 743338

Holiday dialysis enquiries:

Trudy Whinn


01325 743627

Email Address:

Unit website:

Trust website:


Dr Jon Murray
Dr Jonathan Louden
Dr Didem Tez
Dr Iain Moore

Page administered by:

Tim Shipley

About the unit

The Darlington Dialysis Centre was the first satellite dialysis unit to be established in the UK by the American company, National Medical Care, in December 1994. It was officially opened by Baroness Masham, Patron of the North East Kidney Patient's Association, with Dr Edmund Lowrie of NMC in attendance. Dr Lowrie had made a name for himself in the USA by championing high quality dialysis standards and quality assurance in favour of commercial success. These principles were adopted by the clinical team in Darlington, led by the first Clinic Manager, the late Carol Beck, and remain in place today.

Research and special expertise

The Centre has participated in the international Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (iDOPPS). Patients have also participated in the SHARP Study.

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