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St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a complete range of inpatient and outpatient nephrology services for those with kidney conditions living in South West London. The unit is also the kidney transplantation centre for patients in South West London, Surrey and Sussex.
The service has 20 inpatient beds on Champney’s Ward which is currently located on 4th floor Lanesborough wing of St George’s.
Care closer to home is offered in partnership with Fresenius Healthcare with community/satellite haemodialysis units located in North Wandsworth and Colliers Wood.
Outpatient services are offered at the following locations:
- St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- Kingston Hospital
- Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton
- St John’s Therapy Centre, Wandsworth
Secretaries and wardSecretaries 020 8725 2890
Champney’s ward 020 8725 1080
Transplant Clinic 020 8725 2455
Central Booking Service 020 8725 0007
You can change or cancel your General Nephrology Clinic appointment at St George’s Hospital online by clicking on the following link, appointment amendment form
Collierwood haemodialysis centre 020 8685 2100
North Wandsworth haemodialysis centre 020 7501 3680
Home therapies team
Peritoneal Dialysis 020 8725 3406
St George’s Kidney Patients Association www.sgkpa.org.uk
Holiday haemodialysis enquiries can be made via email firstname.lastname@example.org
For enquires about donating a kidney please ring 020 8725 0305 and ask to speak to Liz Cording, Living Donor Coordinator.
The renal unit works 24 hours out of hours advice for renal patients can be obtained by ringing Champney’s ward 020 8725 0062.
Haemodialysis involves taking blood out of a patient and cleaning it through a haemodialysis machine before returning the blood back to the patient. This can be performed in the hospital, at satellite/community clinics or at home. At the start of 2015 there were approximately 340 patients receiving this treatment from the unit. The clinical outcomes for the haemodialysis clinic are excellent and can be reviewed in Renal Registry publications.
Peritoneal dialysis involves using the patient’s peritoneum (abdomen lining) as a dialysis membrane, and the dialysis takes place within the patient’s body, instead of through a dialysis machine. Aproximately 60 patients use this technique in their own homes as a means of dialysis.
The transplant service at St George’s supports kidney patients in South West London, Surrey and Sussex.
St George’s Healthcare is a leading centre for kidney transplantation and renal failure. The team are pioneers in their field, constantly pushing the boundaries in medical care to provide renal patients with a full range groundbreaking treatments and surgical procedures to improve the outcome for renal failure patients. All kidneys from live donors are removed using state-of-the-art keyhole surgery techniques. We are one of only a few centres who offer the retroperitoneal approach which means patients usually only need to be in hospital for three days to donate a kidney.
In 2014, 130 kidney transplants were performed and independent data has demonstrated the transplant outcomes to be excellent. Approximately 480 patient attend the transplant clinic at St George’s for their care after transplantation.
Patients requiring haemodialysis require a means of connecting to the haemodialysis machine. While short term use of dialysis lines can be used the best practice for the majority of patients is to have an arteriovenous fistula or graft created. This is performed by two highly specialised vascular surgeons at St George’s and they deliver both a local and wider national expertise to support haemodialysis patients and units.
A good source of information regarding treatment options is available on the internet. The following link takes you to an external site from which you will be able to access a number of patient videos, www.mykidney.org
Research, Education and International collaborations
The unit has an active clinical research and education programme. We have collaborations through the International Society of Nephrology with the renal units at PGIMER Chandigarh in India and at Accra in Ghana. More information about the International Society of Nephrology can be accessed via the following link http://www.theisn.org/
The Renal Medicine Team is a multidisciplinary team comprising doctors, specialist nurses, dieticians, pharmacists, social workers and a range of other non-clinical team members. Physician and Surgical Staff who work in rotation as named consultants for inpatients are listed below:
Prof David Oliveira (Knightsbridge haemodialysis area, Undergraduate education and Nephrology clinics at St George’s & Kingston Hospital)
Dr Debu Banerjee (Nephrology clinics at St George’s and Kingston Hospitals)
Dr Daniel Jones (Acute haemodialysis clinics, Colliers Wood haemodialysis unit, Nephrology clinics at St George’s Hospital & St John’s therapy centre and Care Group Lead)
Dr Joyce Popoola (Transplant clinic, Pre-pregnancy counselling clinic for renal patients, Transition clinic)
Dr Seema Shrivastava (Advanced Kidney Care Clinic for renal replacement therapy preparation and symptom control, North Wandsworth Haemodialysis Unit and Nephrology clinics at St George’s Hospital)
There are also four Consultants in Acute Medicine who provide Renal care in conjunction with rest of the team:
Dr Stephan Brincat
Dr Joao Albuquerque
Dr Nick Annear
Miss Sarah Heap (Consultant Transplant Surgeon and Living Donor Lead)
Mr Abbas Ghazanfar (Consultant Transplant Surgeon and Surgical Lead)
Mr Ashar Wadoodi (Consultant Transplant Surgeon)
Miss Claire Fraser-Taylor (Consultant Transplant Surgeon)
Marlene Johnston (Head of Nursing for RHO)
Paulo de Oliveira (Matron for Renal Services)
Rhia Fernandez (Lead Nurse for Renal Transplant Services)
Fiona Sinclair (Lead Nurse for Haemodialysis)
Advice for Healthcare Professionals can be sought through the Kinesis system.