The Renal Unit in Wrexham has a population catchment of approximately 280,000, covering a broad geographical area of parts of North, North East, Mid and West Wales. We serve areas as far west as Dolgellau, and as far south as Llanidloes.
The Wrexham Renal unit is a very dynamic unit. Based in the Gladstone building, the unit is a purpose built dialysis unit and Renal and Diabetes Centre, separate from the main hospital building but still situated within the hospital grounds.
We are able provide a wide variety of renal replacement therapies, including haemodialysis (HD), haemodiafiltration (HDF), CAPD and APD. APD is offered to all of our patients choosing peritoneal dialysis as their preferred dialysis modality. We are also able to provide assisted peritoneal dialsyis to those who require it.
There is an expanding programme of home haemodialysis and we offer both daily and other flexible schedules of home haemodialysis .
Wrexham is a mere stones throw from the delights of the North Wales countryside. The area is a popular holiday destination and we are able to provide holiday haemodialysis.
We provide an acute renal service for the catchment area of Wrexham Maelor Hospital and are able to provide the full range of necessary services including plasma exchange.
Renal outpatient clinics are carried out in Wrexham and peripheral clinics are carried out in Deeside, Mold, Dolgellau and Welshpool.
Since 2011 we have provided a satellite dialysis service in Welshpool for patients living in North Powys. This saw the opening of a modern purpose built dislysis unit on the Welshpool Memorial Hospital site in 2013. This unit has 12 dialysis beds and is currently open 3 days a week. Holiday dialysis is offered when capcity allows. Twice weekly consultant led clinic services are also provided at the Welshpool site.
Renal transplantation is carried out in the Royal Liverpool university hospital. Patients requiring combined renal and pancreas transplantation are referred to Manchester Royal Infirmary. Renal transplant follow up is currently undertaken for approximately 180 patients in Wrexham.