The Dorset Renal Unit opened in April 1996 and is a county–wide service serving a population of over 700,000.
The main unit is based at Dorset County Hospital, where there is an Acute Admissions Ward, a Haemodialysis Unit and a department in charge of patients on home peritoneal dialysis (CAPD and APD). Also, there are Satellite Haemodialysis Units based at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Poole and another based in Yeovil. Renal transplants are carried out at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and Southmead Hospital in Bristol. Kidney and Pancreas transplants are also carried out at Churchill Hospital Oxford.
Outpatient clinics are held at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Poole Hospital and here at Dorset County Hospital, seeing approximately 170 patients each week.
We can provide dialysis for patients holidaying in the Dorset area. For more information please contact the Dorchester unit on 01305 255345.
Renal Patient View
Are you a renal patient under the care of Dorset County Hospital? Would you like to find out your latest blood results from any PC at home or on holiday? Read about your kidney condition and treatment? If the answer’s yes then take a look at Renal Patient View: www.patientview.org
You can try out the system using the test logins given via the demo link on the web page. If you would like to enrol then please email: RenalPatientView@dchft.nhs.uk