Dr A Banerjee, Dr Y Shah
The Nephrology Service provides a dedicated Outpatient Department
and Renal Unit with consultant cover provided by Wirral Hospitals
Trust. The Consultants working from COCH are part of a team of five
specialists who provide continuous Emergency Renal Support for
residents of Chester and the Wirral, as well as allowing more
outpatient renal support to Chester.
Consultant-led outpatient clinics are also supported by a staff
grade Doctor, specialist Nurse, Dietician and Pharmacist.
Intravenous iron clinics, peritoneal dialysis clinics and anaemia
management clinics are also available. The service provides advice
and support to inpatients and day case biopsies as well as
Specialist Nurse support is provided to patients who are within
the Cheshire area and require any home therapy services such as
peritoneal dialysis. A Dialysis Access Co-ordinator is responsible
for co-ordinating all areas of vascular access such as
arterio-venous fistulas, dialysis lines and any related
There is a dedicated dialysis patient car park. Once patients have
booked in at the main reception, they may use the facilities of the
Renal Patient Resource Room while waiting for a health
professional. The Renal Patient Resource Room was opened in 2006.
Patients have access to radio, CD, DVD, Internet, magazines and
other educational materials. There is a computer calling system for
patients in the resource room, to inform them when their
appointment is ready.
Additional services include:
- Quality Assurance Meetings for haemodialysis patients, to
discuss patients' bloods, medications and dialysis detail as well
as outpatient reviews.
- Rheumatology patients join nephrology patients in using clinic
rooms, as there is a large overlap between our services.