Renal Services (Adult)
The Leeds Renal Service receives referrals for adults for the management and treatment of disorders of the kidney.
The spectrum of disease ranges from mild disorders to life threatening conditions. All the renal consultants see patients with general nephrological problems and, in addition, have their own special interests.
The main renal unit is at St James's University Hospital, where inpatient, outpatient, predialysis, haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation services are provided. Nurse-led outpatient clinics also take place at St James's.
There is a haemodialysis unit at Seacroft Hospital, catering for those patients who do not need the level of care provided at the main unit at St James's but for whom a nurse-led renal satellite unit may not be clinically appropriate.
Patients who are established on haemodialysis may receive their treatment in nurse-led renal satellite units at Beeston (south Leeds), Seacroft (east Leeds), Wakefield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Halifax .
A small proportion of patients treat themselves on haemodialysis in their own homes, having been trained in the haemodialysis unit at Seacroft Hospital.
The peritoneal dialysis team, which supports patients who self care using this type of dialysis treatment at home, is based at St James's University Hospital.
Consultant led nephrology outpatient clinics are established at Pinderfields Hospital (Wakefield), Dewsbury District Hospital, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital (Halifax).
The sub-regional kidney transplant service for West, East and North Yorkshire is located at St James's University Hospital. Following stabilisation, transplanted patients are discharged back to their referring renal unit.