Transforming kidney care at PoWH

Prince of Wales Hospital (PoWH) has exciting plans to bring together its haemodialysis and renal services in a new, central location on Level 0 of the Dickinson Building, in the former Emergency Department space.

The Nephrology Outpatient Unit will be home to four services: the Eora Dialysis Centre (currently based at War Memorial Hospital in Waverley), Haemodialysis, Home Training and Outpatient Clinics.

Nurse Unit Manager Philip Jarvis said the centralised space would transform outpatient kidney care at PoWH.

“This refurbishment is a long-awaited workspace for haemodialysis and home training, which will provide the very best care to our community-based patients,” said Philip.

Combining this into one working area will improve the patient’s journey for all aspects of renal care and their follow-up appointments.

“Its convenient location on the ground floor means the unit will be easily accessible to patients coming in from the community,” he said.

The Change and Commissioning Team is helping to develop the Model of Care for the new space, alongside finalising the detailed design phase of the refurbishment, in preparation for construction activity to commence in coming months.

Together, these processes will put the patient at the centre of the state-of-the-art facility, which is set to be operational in late 2025.

Pictured below: Some of the PoWH dialysis services nursing staff who are helping shape the future service.

Published June 2024