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renal unitWho the service is for

Patients who need acute or ongoing treatement for a kidney condition.

Renal service

At Basildon University Hospital there are 24 haemodialysis stations; this is the largest renal unit in Essex. The unit currently has over 150 patients receiving haemodialysis daily, six days a week.

At Orsett Hospital there are 10 haemodialysis stations with the capacity to treat up to 30 patients a day.

The unit provides both acute and chronic treatments:

  • Haemodialysis

  • Peritoneal dialysis

  • Care for pre-dialysis patients

Services include:

  • Renal support to other specialities

  • Specialist management of patients with progressive renal disease

  • Invasive investigation (angiography and biopsy)

  • Haemodialysis programme for patients with established renal failure

  • Continuous ambulatory and automated peritoneal dialysis programme, which patients carry out at home

  • Renal transplantation follow up clinics

  • Vascular access surgery

Investigative Nephrology

  • General nephrology and pre-dialysis clinics

  • Joint clinics for Diabetic Renal Disease

  • Dedicated inpatient beds on Elizabeth Fry Ward at Basildon Hospital

  • Full range of investigative facilities including ultrasound, angiography, nuclear medicine, spiral CT angiography and renal biopsy

  • Hypertension clinic with 24-hour blood pressure monitoring

Acute renal failure and chronic end stage renal failure

  • Designated renal patient beds situated on Elizabeth Fry Ward for patients with acute and chronic renal failure

  • Haemofiltration and haemodialysis facilities on Critical Care Unit at Basildon Hospital for patients with acute renal failure complicating multi organ failure

Renal Kidney UK patient information leaflets to download

KCUK-Acute Kidney Injury
KCUK-Anaemia and chronic kidney disease
KCUK-Cancer risk in patients with kidney disease
KCUK-Choosing to stop dialysis
KCUK-Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
KCUK-Sexual Health and Contraception when you have Chronic Kidney Disease
KCUK-Dealing with a diagnosis of kidney disease
KCUK-Dialysis away from home
KCUK-Emotional Resilience
KCUK-Employment Rights
KCUK-Haemodialysis access with an arteriovenous fistula
KCUK-Managing your fluid and salt levels
KCUK-A healthy diet and lifestyle for your kidneys
KCUK-Having a healthy sex life when you have Chronic Kidney Disease
KCUK-High potassium levels (hyperkalaemia) and kidney disease
KCUK-How can a renal dietitian help me
KCUK-Itching and chronic kidney disease - CKD
KCUK-Exercise and keeping fit
KCUK-Kidney Biopsy
KCUK-Living Kidney Donation
KCUK-Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral Bone Disease
KCUK-Kidney Myth Busters
KCUK-Peritoneal Dialysis
KCUK-Lowering your potassium levels
KCUK-Pregnancy and Chronic Kidney Disease
KCUK-Removing your temporary haemodialysis catheter - vascath
KCUK-Restless legs syndrome
KCUK-Shared Haemodialysis Care
KCUK-Frequently Asked Questions about Kidney Transplantation
KCUK-Welfare benefits - what are they
KCUK-Women’s health and chronic kidney disease
KCUK-Medicines commonly taken by people after a transplant or with an autoimmune disease
KCUK-Medicines for anaemia and mineral bone disease
KCUK-Medicines for chronic kidney disease
KCUK-Medicines for high blood pressure
KCUK-Medicines for people having dialysis
KCUK-Over-the-counter medicines
KCUK-Travel medicines


Renal Unit Basildon: 01268 524900 ext 8206
Renal Unit Orsett: 01268 524900 ext 2288
Nephrology and General Medicine: 01268 524900 ext 8254
Renal Medicine: 01268 524900 ext 3937

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  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

  • The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex SS16 5NL
    Switchboard: 01268 524900

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