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Renal Services

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At Basildon we have 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. There are also 28 patients receiving Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) or Automated Peritoneal Dialysis, which they carry out at home. Peritoneal Dialysis nurses regularly visit them and have an on-call system for enquiries and any problems.

The unit promotes self-care and a multi-disciplinary team, which includes consultants, nurses, dieticians, an anaemia nurse coordinator and a renal pharmacist who, meet regularly to discuss each patient's progress and needs. It provides both acute and chronic treatments:

  • Haemodialysis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Care for pre-dialysis patients

The department provides an integrated and comprehensive service embracing all aspects of nephrology and renal replacement therapy with in the hospital environment including:

  • 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
  • Renal transplantation follow up clinics
  • Vascular access surgery

The department is accredited for training undergraduate medical students and for postgraduate medical training.

At Orsett, we have opened a new £1 million satellite Renal Dialysis Unit with 10 stations with the capacity to treat up to 30 patients a day.


Investigative Nephrology

  • General Nephrology and pre-dialysis clinics on both Basildon and Orsett Sites weekly
  • Weekly clinics at the Brentwood Community Hospital
  • Joint clinics for Diabetic Renal Disease
  • Dedicated inpatient beds on Elizabeth Fry Ward at Basildon
  • Full range of investigative facilities including ultrasound, angiography, nuclear medicine, spiral CT angiography and renal biopsy
  • Hypertension clinic with 24-hour blood pressure monitoring

Treatment of patients with Acute Renal Failure & 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 ITU at Basildon for patients with acute renal failure complicating multi organ failure
  • Pre-dialysis education service
  • 24-station Haemodialysis Unit at Basildon with dedicated nursing staff (including Anaemia Coordinator, Vascular Access, Pharmacist, and Dietician)
  • CAPD training suite on Elizabeth Fry Ward and the Renal Unit at Basildon with inpatient beds
  • On call 'out of hours' contact via Elizabeth Fry Ward
  • Cardiothoracic Centre now open and working in conjunction with renal services
  • All transplantation is currently performed at the Royal London Hospital, unless clinically indicated
  • Counselling Services available


Renal Unit Basildon: 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 8206

Renal Unit Orsett: 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 2288

Nephrology and General Medicine: 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 8254

Renal Medicine : 01268 524900 / 0845 155 3111 ext 3937

Contact Us

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

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