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Dudley - Russells Hall Hospital

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West Midlands

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Patients were first dialysed here in 1965

This unit has 135 haemodialysis and 54 peritoneal dialysis patients

This unit has the following transplant centres:

Oxford Kidney Unit and Oxford Transplant Centre

Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital

This centre has the following satellite units:


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Russells Hall Hospital

Telephone number:

Haemodialysis: 01384 244384 PD: 01384 244388

Holiday dialysis enquiries:

Haemodialysis: Sister Bobbie Bedford Email: PD: Sister Jane Parker


01384 244543

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Dr KAS Kumar (Head of Service)
Contact: Email Tel: 01384 244432
Dr V Vivek Contact: Email Tel: 01384 244434
Dr T Samuel Contact:Email Tel: 01384 244579
Dr B John Contact: Email Tel: 01384 45611 Ext 3673

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About the unit

The Renal Unit was established in 1965, one of the first in the UK, at Wordsley Hospital near Stourbridge, West Midlands. In May 2005 it moved into a purpose-built unit at the new Russells Hall Hospital, close to Dudley.

Russells Hall Hospital is a large, new, privately financed General Hospital in Dudley, run by The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust (DGoH).The hospital is the principal site in the Trust, it provides ambulatory care and has more than 900 beds covering a wide range of medical, surgical and rehabilitation services.

The Renal Unit offers an extensive range of Renal Services. We are a growing department and have the capacity to expand further. Our multidisciplinarity team offers a focused, individual service to our patients.

Our staff:
There are 4 Consultant Nephrologists plus 2 SpRs who rotate within the region.
CAPD nursing staff that are on-call 24/7
HD nurse and ATO staff also on-call 24/7
Renal Technicians
Specialist Renal Dietician
Clinical Psychologist

Renal Replacement Therapies include:
Hospital Haemodialysis, both acute and end stage
Home Haemodialysis
Satellite Haemodialysis
Plasma Exchange
Peritoneal Dialysis - both CAPD and APD. Contact: CAPD
Transplant aftercare - 90 patients
CAPD community services

Haemodialysis Satellite Units
Tipton - 14 patients
Kidderminster - 14 patients

Pre Diaysis Services
Pre dialysis education and counciling
Daycase renal biopsy - no waiting list
Daycase iron infusion - no waiting list
Blood transfusion

Research and special expertise

Info being updated

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