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Rotherham Renal Unit
Rotherham District General Hospital
Moorgate Road
South Yorkshire

Post Code:

S60 2UD

Patients were first dialysed here in 1994

This unit has the following transplant centres:


This centre is a satellite unit of Sheffield

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Rotherham Satellite Unit at Rotherham District General Hospital

Telephone number:

01709 838333

Holiday dialysis enquiries:


01709 839622

Email Address:

Unit website:

Trust website:


Dr Throssell
Dr Wilkie
Prof El Nahas
Dr Fardon
Dr McKane
Dr Ong
Dr Jenkins
Dr Khwaja
Dr Reddy
Mr Chidambaram-Nathan
Mr Shrestha
Mr Raftery
Mr Halawa

Page administered by:

Mark Hill

About the unit

The Sheffield Kidney Institute provides acute and chronic kidney disease services for the population of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire in a network with Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Doncaster Royal Infirmary has operated as an independent renal unit since 2007 but continues to refer patients for transplantation. Our haemodialysis facilities are sited in the base unit at the Northern General Hospital and in satellite dialysis units at Barnsley (13 stations), Chesterfield (12 stations) and Rotherham District General Hospital (14 stations). There are 57 haemodialysis stations on the NGH site. The South Sheffield Satellite with 20 stations opened in late 2007. The Rotherham satellite will be rebuilt with potential for expansion in 2009. All haemodialysis patients are treated with high-flux membranes.

A purpose built outpatient and administrative suite was completed at the Northern General Hospital site in 2006. There are three inpatient wards with a total of 55 beds, specialising in acute nephrology, transplantation/access surgery and elective nephrology/PD. 574 transplant recipients are followed up in the transplant clinic. 60 renal transplants are performed annually, and there is an active live donor programme. Laparoscopic donor kidney retrieval is established. Non heart beating deceased donor transplantation and an ABOi living donor programme have commenced during 2008.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the 2008 Dr Foster Hospital Trust of the Year with a very strong record for infection prevention and control.

Medical Staffing

The unit is staffed by 7 consultant nephrologists and 2 academic nephrologists:

Dr NJ Fardon Consultant Nephrologist (Vascular access lead)
Dr SB Jenkins Consultant Nephrologist
(Training Programme Director)
Dr SA Khwaja Consultant Nephrologist
Dr WS McKane Consultant Nephrologist/Clinical Director
(Transplantation lead)
Dr D Throssell Consultant Nephrologist (Clinical Governance lead)
Dr ME Wilkie Consultant Nephrologist (PD lead)
Dr V Reddy Consultant Nephrologist (Haemodialysis Lead)
Professor AM El Nahas Professor of Nephrology (CKD lead)
Professor ACM Ong Professor of Nephrology (Genetics Lead)

Four Consultant surgeons are responsible for renal transplantation and dialysis access surgery:

Mr V Chidambaran-Nathan Consultant Renal and General Surgeon
Mr A Halawa Consultant Renal and General Surgeon
Mr BM Shrestha Consultant Renal and General Surgeon
MR SA Boyes Consultant Renal and General Surgeon

Research and special expertise

The Sheffield Kidney Institute has an international reputation for research excellence in basic and clinical science. Basic research is coordinated through the Academic Unit of Nephrology, University of Sheffield (Head – Dr ACM Ong). Total unit staffing including administrative and honorary staff currently numbers 37. The Academic Unit’s main laboratories are located in the Henry Wellcome Laboratories at the Medical School with a smaller laboratory based at the Institute used mainly for clinical research. Current grant funding totals ~£2 million (major sources are the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK, Kidney Research UK and the PKD Foundation). Major research programmes are in the epidemiology, progression and vascular complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) (Lead - Prof AM El Nahas) and the molecular genetics, cell biology and progression of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) (Lead – Prof ACM Ong). There are also research programmes in Peritoneal Dialysis (Lead – Dr ME Wilkie) and Transplantation (Leads – Dr WM McKane, BM Shrestha). There is already a well staffed Clinical Research Facility (CRF) based at the Royal Hallamshire Campus and a second CRF based at the Northern Campus is planned to support investigator led and commercial clinical research. Further information on the research activities of the Unit and Institute can be found at:

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