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Ipswich Renal Unit

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Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
Heath Road
Ipswich Suffolk

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Patients were first dialysed here in 1987

This unit has 110 haemodialysis and 40 peritoneal dialysis patients

This unit has the following transplant centres:

Cambridge - Addenbrooke's Hospital

This centre has the following satellite units:


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Telephone number:

01473 704027

Holiday dialysis enquiries:

01473 704027


01473 704242

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Dr Gerald R Glancey
Dr Brian Camilleri
Dr Praveen Ande

Renal Nurse Specialists
Linda Cartmel (Transplant)
Sonja Toogood (Anaemia & Pre-dialysis)
Sean Jenner (Vascular Access)

Page administered by:

Praveen Ande

About the unit

Renal Therapy Services -
The purpose-built Ipswich Hospital Renal Unit operates a nineteen-station dialysis unit, that runs six days a week, with three patient shifts a day. It also runs a home peritoneal dialysis programme and trains and manages patients at home on haemodialysis.

Renal transplantation is carried out at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge then patients come to Ipswich Hospital for long-term, follow-up treatment.

Speciality services and procedures undertaken:

The Unit provides a comprehensive renal service for all acute kidney, chronic kidney disease management,provides haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis, also manages chronic transplant patients and live donor work up.

The Unit currently provides hospital haemodialysis at Ipswich Hospital and Aldeburgh satellite unit.

We run regular nephrology, pre-dialysis, transplant, haemodialysis and home therapies (home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) clinics. Joint transplant assessment clinics with consultant transplant surgeons from Cambridge take place once a month in Ipswich.

We also provide a robust interventional nephrology service including temporary, permanent dialysis line insertion,fistuloplasties, renal biopsies and peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion (seldinger & Fluoroscopy).

How to get to the Ipswich Unit

From A14 (from Cambridge) or A12 (from London)...continue on A14 eastbound, signposted towards Felixstowe.

Once over the Orwell Bridge, take the next exit - signposted to the hospital. Continue to follow the signs to the hospital.

Afterabout 1.5 miles, the main entrance to the hospital is on your left (ata set of traffic lights). Travel PAST the main entrance to the nextroundabout. At the roundabout turn left.

Follow the road round and shortly after the roundabout take the back entrance to the hospital (Woodbridge Rd entrance).

Once in the hospital grounds, turn right and follow the road round over a number of speed bumps. The renal unit is towards the end of this back road, on the left.

There is an active patient support group - Ipswich and District Kidney Association - IDKA.

Chairman - Mr Douglas Swayze - 01449 612090.
Treasurer - Mr Peter Lawrence - 01473 832219.

Research and special expertise

We are involved in a number of research studies/trails including
5.National AKI audit

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