The regional Renal Centre at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals provides treatment and care for patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria who have kidney (renal) problems such as renal failure, vasculitis, nephrotic syndrome, and anaemia. The centre has a high dependency care unit for patients with single organ failure, and provides vascular surgery, interventional radiology, renal biopsy, plasma exchange, immunosuppressive therapy and dialysis.
Kidney transplants are carried out at Manchester Royal Infirmary, with the Renal Centre providing pre-transplant and post-operation care.
The Renal Centre also provides a range of services and clinics at hospitals throughout the region, enabling patients to access care locally. Some renal services, such as haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis can be given in patients’ homes.
The Renal Centre team comprises specialist consultants and specialist nurses, including transplant nurses.
- Transplant Patient Journey
Here is our latest video about Kidney transplants.
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- Renal Referrals & Advice
From Monday, 6 September 2021, all external Renal referrals to royal Preston Hospital are online.
For all in-patient advice or transfer request please complete the referral form found here LSCreferrals.lthtr.nhs.uk.
If your referral is sent before 11am and not requiring a telephone conversation where possible we are happy to offer advice electronically on receipt of the form and will endeavour to reply by 3pm same day.
Please access our guidance notes on looking after dialysis patients which will hopefully answer common questions and provides relevant contact details. Please use the advice & referral link if after reading the document, you require further support from our team.
Below is a full guide on how to use the new system.
- About the team
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Dr Aimun Ahmed
Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, and Honorary Senior Lecturer - Universities of Manchester and Lancaster
Professor Alexander Woywodt
Consultant Nephrologist and Honorary Clinical Professor
- Relevant Leaflets/Documents/Links
- Renal Patient Engagement Group
Renal services are currently enjoying the benefits of more active patient engagement and participation in their decision making. As a specialist Renal centre, our trust serves the entire community of renal dialysis and transplant patients within the network of Lancashire and South Cumbria. This is a logistically large footprint, and patient input has been invaluable in helping us to manage and improve this service.
Renal services previously had meetings with regional patient representation but the Renal Patient Engagement (RPE) group was firmly established in July 2016, and since then regular meetings have been held with service users who represent all surrounding areas as well as dialysis and transplant patients. Representatives from The North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) also attended one of the meetings, which proved beneficial in solving problems and alleviating concerns surrounding patient transport.
Renal patients and their carers are invited to attend the forums via the local Kidney Patients Association, and there is a regular cohort of 6-10 patients who do attend. It is hoped that these service users will continue to actively engage and that more will join when they see the benefits of doing so.
By engaging with patients and families this way, we are able to ensure that the future of our Renal service meets the needs of those who depend on it, as well as those who may come to need it in the future.
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