There are 2 purpose-built Renal Units within the Western Trust, in Altnagelvin Hospital and Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex. Both Units facilitate the support and treatment of patients with renal impairment through haemodialysis 6 days per week.
Hours of opening
8:00am – 8:00PM on both sites
The Renal Units provide a range of specialist nursing services including:
- Home Therapies Dialysis which provides support and education for patients on Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Haemodialysis
- Pre-dialysis support for patients approaching renal replacement therapies
- Outpatient support for all treatments modalities including follow up post-renal transplant.
- Acute in-patient dialysis is provided and this runs 2 shifts per day, 3 days per week at Altnagelvin Hospital and as an when required at South West Acute Hospital.
Renal Support Group
The Altnagelvin Renal Support Group (ARSG) is a self-help group dedicated to providing support and assistance to all those affected by renal failure, both directly and indirectly, in the Altnagelvin Renal area of responsibility. It is totally independent of, but operates in close co-operation with, the Renal Unit. The ARSG is funded solely through voluntary donations and fund raising activities and is organised and run by representatives of patients, staff, carers and relatives.
A variety of meetings are held throughout the year; offering support to renal patients and the friends, families and carers. Please follow our Facebook page – Altnagelvin Renal Support Group – for the most up to date information.