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Kidney Services

Renal services at Leicester General Hospital are part of one of the largest renal programmes in the UK. We work in partnership with satellite units across the region. There is also a home care team which provides care to patients in the community who are on or about to start dialysis treatment.

We provide treatment for acute and chronic renal problems as well as treatment for end-stage renal failure therapy. This includes haemodialysis, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and kidney transplants.

The outpatient haemodialysis unit at the General Hospital is the largest dialysis unit in Leicestershire. Approximately 160 patients receive dialysis in this unit. 

We provide renal services for the people of Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Northampton and some of Cambridgeshire. Information about our other dialysis units can be found on the next page.

Our satellite units 

A small specialist team of transplant co-ordinators work to support donor families, recipients and those waiting for an organ and educate and increase publicity to raise awareness of organ donation.

 You can find accessibility information here.

More information:

Our patient information - we are working towards making all of our patient information leaflets available online

Renal Association - more information about our renal services

Renal PatientView - are you part of this online scheme? It aims to make it much easier for you to get test results and other information.


Links to useful websites: 

British Kidney Patients Association - information and support

East Midlands Renal Network - lots of useful information and support organisations

Kidney Care Appeal - raising funds for kidney research at the General

Kidney Disorders Links - links to useful organisations

Leicestershire Kidney Patients Association - information by patients for patients

National Kidney Federation - charity run by kidney patients for kidney patients