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Nottingham Renal and Transplant Unit

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Nottingham Renal and Transplant Unit
City Hospital
Hucknall Road

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Patients were first dialysed here in 1974

This unit has 420 haemodialysis and 120 peritoneal dialysis patients

This is a transplant centre - view transplant data.

This centre has the following satellite units:

Ilkeston Community Hospital, Shipley Dialysis Unit


Nottingham University Hospitals, Queens Medical Centre Dialysis Unit

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Renal and Transplant Unit Team

Telephone number:

0115 9691169 ext 57795

Holiday dialysis enquiries:

01159 691169 ext 56414 or Fax 01159 627601


0115 9627678

Email Address:

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Dr Charlotte Bebb
Dr Catherine Byrne
Dr Mark Devonald
Dr Alastair Ferraro
Dr Matt Hall
Dr Gavin McHaffie
Dr Simon Roe (Head of Service)
Transplant Surgeons:
Mr Shantanu Bhattacharjya
Mr Owen Cole (Urologist)
Ms Amanda Knight
Mr Keith Rigg
Mr Alun Williams (Laparoscopic and Paediatric surgery).

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About the unit

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK.
The Nottingham Renal and Transplant Unit serves a population of approximately one million, with patients coming from most of Nottinghamshire but also parts of Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. The Derby Renal Unit (15 miles to the west) refers patients to Nottingham for transplantation. Nottingham is the only centre in the Region for Paediatric Nephrology.
The present facilities consist of a purpose built unit that opened in September 1993 with 32 beds, its own out-patient facility and a haemodialysis unit. There are satellite haemodialysis units at The Queens Medical Centre Campus of NUH, Kings Mill Hospital (Mansfield) and Ilkeston Community Hospital.

Services provided include

Nephrology services
Dialysis preparation and anaemia management

Conservative management and renal palliative care
Senior Nurse: Sister Maria Fish

NUH Haemodialysis Main Units (40 stations)
Lead Clinicians: Dr Charlotte Bebb
Senior Nurse: Sister Alison Kinchin

QMC Haemodialysis Unit (10 stations)
Lead Clinician: Dr Alastair Ferraro
Senior Nurse: Sister Dessislava Galantzeva

Mansfield Haemodialysis Unit, Kings Mill Hospital (20 stations)
Lead Clinician: Dr Simon Roe
Senior Nurse: Sister Carole Revill

Shipley Haemodialysis Unit, Ilkeston Community Hospital (16 stations)
Lead Clinician: Dr Mark Devonald
Senior Nurse: Sister Tina Goodridge

Peritoneal and Home Haemodialysis
Lead Consultant: Dr Gavin McHaffie
Senior Nurse: Sister Wendy Spooner

Lead Nephrologists: Dr Catherine Byrne and Dr Gavin McHaffie
Lead Surgeon: Mr Keith Rigg
Living donor coordinator: Mrs Anne Frankton
Recipient coordinator: Mr Richard Bowen

Vascular Access surgery
Vascular Surgeons: Mr Shane McSweeney, Mr William Tennant, Mrs Sadhana Chandrasaker, Mr Akin Oluwole
Access coordinators: Mrs Jane Pikett and Mrs Heather Ward

Research and special expertise

The Unit is involved in clinical and basic scientific research. Current themes are:

1. Acute kidney injury - led by Dr Devonald
(a) Development of an animal model of acute kidney injury and investigation of renoprotective strategies in ischaemia-reperfusion injury. Collaboration with basic scientists at Nottingham Veterinary School.
(b) Database analysis of incidence and outcome of acute kidney injury.
(c) Clinical research investigating risk factors and longterm outcome of acute kidney injury.

Enquiries about research opportunities (including MD and PhD) and collaborative studies in AKI are welcome (

2. Vasculitis - led by Dr Ferraro, in collaboration with Dr Lanyon (Rheumatology).

3. Obstetric Nephrology - led by Dr Ferraro and Dr Hall.

4. Renal bone disease - led by Dr Roe.

General enquiries about research in the Unit should be directed to Dr Devonald (research lead) or Mrs Porter (senior research associate):

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