Who 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 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

NHS links

Contact us

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

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