State-of-the-art kidney centre takes shape
A state-of-the-art renal dialysis unit is on course to open this spring, which will increase capacity for patients requiring treatment for chronic kidney disease.
A purpose-built Norfolk and Norwich Kidney Centre is currently being fitted out, which will see the majority of renal dialysis moving from the Jack Pryor Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to Francis Way, Bowthorpe.
The Trust is working with Diaverum, a national specialist provider of renal dialysis services to set up the expanded service.
The new unit will be exclusively for patients requiring dialysis and the renal dialysis unit at Cromer and District Hospital will remain on its current site.
Chris Cobb, Chief Operating Officer at NNUH, said: “This specialist new development will make the Norfolk and Norwich Kidney Centre one of the largest renal dialysis services in the country and the majority of these services across the country are delivered in a community setting.
“Patients will continue to receive care from the same group of clinicians as they do currently, but will receive their treatment in a state-of-the-art facility with plenty of parking.”
Some renal dialysis treatment will still take place within NNUH for emergency cases, those too unwell to attend the community based service and for chronic dialysis patients when they come into hospital for other treatments.