Our Nephrology department strives to provide the very best quality kidney care service to people in the region.
The Renal team has one full-time consultant providing specialist cover at Walsall Manor Hospital, complemented by three visiting consultants from the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital. The multi-disciplinary team is also supported by specialist nurses, a renal dietitian and a diabetes team for patients with diabetic kidney disease.
The team also reviews patients who are admitted with acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and can arrange dialysis and renal biopsy for appropriate patients.
The Dialysis Outpatient Unit is run by the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital together with our own consultant, Dr Bavakunji. Based in the Walsall Dialysis Unit on the Dorothy Patterson Hospital site, the unit caters for patients from the Walsall area with spaces for over 80 patients for which there is usually a waiting list.
Peritoneal dialysis and its clinics are held at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital. Currently inpatient dialysis is provided for appropriate patients in the Intensive Care Unit for critically ill patients only.
Renal transplantation is performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and long-term follow up at Wolverhampton and QE depending on patient choice.
The service operates the following clinics:
Monday PM – Nephrology clinic and a nurse-led specialist clinic
Tuesday AM (Bi-weekly) Diabetic Nephropathy and hypertension clinic
Wednesday PM – Nephrology clinic (plus a consultant from Wolverhampton)
Friday AM – Nephrology clinic (two consultants)
Initial referral is usually from a GP or other healthcare professional (if inpatient).
Depending on the urgency the service will accommodate within 24 hours and up to 18 weeks for non-urgent cases.
The Choose and Book service is available for the Renal Clinics.