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The Nephrology Service within Swansea Bay University Health Board is based within Morriston Hospital and has responsibility for the care of patients with kidney disease living anywhere in south west Wales from Fishguard and Bridgend in the south, to Tywyn and Llanidloes in the North.
It receives referrals from general practitioners throughout this large geographical area as well as from clinicians based in 7 District General Hospitals (Aberystwyth; Baglan; Bridgend; Carmarthen; Haverfordwest; Llanelli; Singleton).
As well as a haemodialysis unit in Morriston Hospital which dialyses over 230 patients, it is clinically responsible for satellite haemodialysis units which dialyse over 150 patients in Aberystwyth, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest.
There is a sizeable community support service with approximately 120 peritoneal dialysis & home haemodialysis patients and 350 transplant patients, which works out of Morriston Hospital and extends throughout the catchment area.
Outreach general nephrology clinics are held in 6 of the 7 referring District General Hospital’s (exception being Singleton Hospital). Patients with renal transplants and potential renal transplant donors are also seen in clinics in Morriston.
The department provides renal replacement therapy for approximately 200 patients annually, with Acute Kidney Injury in the cardiac, burns and general intensive care units in Morriston Hospital as well giving consultative advice in ITU’s elsewhere in south west Wales.
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Useful link: Wales Kidney Foundation