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Main department contact no(s): Tel: 01473 704168 or 01473 702593
Nearest car park:
Nearest entrance:
Car park F.
Overview: The purpose-built Ipswich Hospital Renal Unit operates a nineteen-station dialysis unit, that runs six days a week, with three patient shifts a day. It also runs a home peritoneal dialysis programme and trains and manages patients at home on haemodialysis.

Renal transplantation is carried out at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge then patients come to Ipswich Hospital for long-term, follow-up treatment.
Specialities and procedures undertaken: The Unit provides a comprehensive renal service for all acute kidney and chronic kidney disease management, and provides haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis and also manages chronic transplant patients.

The Unit currently provides hospital haemodialysis at Ipswich Hospital and Aldeburgh satellite unit.

We run regular nephrology, pre-dialysis, transplant, haemodialysis and home therapies (home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) clinics. Joint transplant assessment clinics with consultant transplant surgeons from Cambridge take place once a month in Ipswich.

We also provide a robust interventional nephrology service including temporary and permanent dialysis line insertion, renal biopsies and peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion.
Consultants: Dr Gerald Glancey, consultant in renal medicine
Dr Brian Camilleri, consultant in renal medicine
Dr Praveen Ande, consultant in renal medicine
The Unit also has two nurse specialists who assist with the care of transplant, predialysis and diabetic nephropathy patients.