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Edinburgh Western General Satellite Unit

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Western General Hospital
Crewe Road South

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Patients were first dialysed here in 1996

This unit has the following transplant centres:

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

This centre is a satellite unit of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

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Telephone number:

0131 537 1879 or 0131 537 2566

Holiday dialysis enquiries:

see Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (link below)


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Unit website:

Trust website:


Dr CE Whitworth

Page administered by:

Neil Turner,

About the unit

Attractively set in a car park at the Western General Infirmary site, our Portakabins provide a cosy and friendly environment for 6 shifts of dialysis patients.
The unit is just next to the location of the old Transplant Unit, which was one of the first purpose-built transplant units in the UK. The bridge that you can see over the road was to transport patients back and forth from their whole body irradiation treatment, the only (and dangerous) form of immunosuppression at the time.

We accommodate some holiday dialysis patients here on evening shifts. For more information about this and the Edinburgh renal unit, see the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary page.

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