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Manchester Royal Infirmary

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Renal Medicine & Dialysis
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road

Post Code:

M13 9WL

Patients were first dialysed here in 1975

This unit has 170 haemodialysis and 130 peritoneal dialysis patients

This is a transplant centre - view transplant data.

This centre has the following satellite units:

Manchester - Altrincham

Manchester - Macclesfield General Hospital

Manchester - North Manchester General Hospital

Manchester - Prestwich

Tameside Hospital

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Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust

Telephone number:

0161 276 8736

Holiday dialysis enquiries:

Marie King


0161 276 3484

Email Address:

Unit website:

Trust website:


Dr Leonard Ebah,
Dr Mike Picton,
Dr Sandip Mitra,
Dr Anand Vardhan
Dr Mumtaz Patel,
Dr Iren Szeki
Dr Kate Hillman
Dr Durga Kanigicherla
Dr Muir Morton (Clinical Director)
Dr Anu Jayanti, Dr S Bhutani, Dr F Khwaja
Dr Silke Brix
Associate Specialists - Dr Gil
l Hirst, Dr. Abdalla Bubtana

Page administered by:

Janice Wragg, Dialysis Administrator MRI

About the unit

Manchester Royal Infirmary is the centre of the East Sector Network, which provides nephrology services to North, South and Central Manchester, Tameside & Glossop, Stockport, Trafford and South Cheshire PCTs (population 1.8 million), including North Manchester General, Wythenshawe, CMFT, Macclesfield, Stepping Hill, Tameside, Prestwich and The Christie hospitals. 'Outreach' renal clinics are held in each of these hospitals (except Christie) with sizeable maintenance haemodialysis units at MRI (>120 patients), Altrincham (72 patients), Tameside (72 patients) NMGH (36 patients), Macclesfield (48 patients) and Prestwich selfcare (8 patients). In addition the Directorate manages around 80 PD patients, 65 home haemodialysis patients and 120 patients who have opted not to have dialysis (conservative management).

Within Central Manchester Trust, the Renal Directorate has close ties with the clinical disciplines of diabetes and vascular surgery, the Departments of Biochemistry, Immunology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology and the University Medical School. It undertakes peritoneal and haemodialysis for the treatment of acute and chronic renal failure, and has an acute renal failure unit. It is a partner in the Regional Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation Unit, also based within Manchester Royal Infirmary, which performs around 300 renal transplants per year. In addition the Directorate provides renal support to the Regional Cardio-thoracic Transplant Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital. Home haemodialysis training is based at Altrincham Hospital (8 stations + dedicated staff).

In-patient care of renal patients for the Network is provided at MRI on Ward 36 (24 beds) and Ward 37 (24 beds). The Dialysis Unit comprises facilities for managing patients receiving haemodialysis (26 stations) in addition to out-patient peritoneal dialysis and CAPD training. The department manages over 200 acute renal failure patients per year.

Research and special expertise

The Unit is actively involved in a variety of clinical and basic science research projects. Special interests within the Unit include peritoneal dialysis, metabolic bone disease, haemodialysis, diabetic nephropathy, glomerular disease, fibrosis and renal transplantation.

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