Norfolk and Norwich Kidney Centre will celebrate official opening this month
The Norfolk and Norwich Kidney Centre will be celebrating with an official opening on 17 December after it started treating its first patients back in March just before the coronavirus pandemic took off.
The service moved from the Jack Pryor Unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to the new super-centre for renal dialysis at Francis Way in Bowthorpe, Norwich. The new centre is run in partnership with specialist dialysis provider Diaverum UK which set up the unit and provides treatments to patients in 400 centres across the world. The Norwich centre is one of the largest renal dialysis centres in the UK, providing life-saving treatment to over 90 patients with chronic kidney disease each week.
Sam Higginson, NNUH Chief Executive, said: “We are committed to delivering excellent care for our patients in Norfolk with the very best facilities and expertise. The new centre brings together our outstanding nursing team with the skills and knowledge of our partners Diaverum.”
Heather Moss, who is Senior Sister at the Norfolk and Norwich Kidney Centre, said: Our patients and staff are truly delighted with the new unit and the patient feedback has been fantastic. The layout flows really well and the new dialysis machines deliver better treatments for our patients.”
Mick Hartnett, Managing Director for Diaverum UK, said: “Our specialist service provides excellent care for kidney patients right across the country and we are very proud of the Norwich centre which is the largest unit we operate.”
The new unit has 39 dialysis stations, dedicated home therapies unit and has capacity to deliver dialysis for holidaymakers and visitors to Norfolk in a purpose built specialist facility with state-of-the-art facilities.