Coronavirus: kidney and transplant update
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information before sending any referrals.
Address: renal office, 6th floor, Borough Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT
Post or email referral letter.
- Haemodialysis: Dr Nicky Kumar
- Peritoneal dialysis: Dr Dimitrious Moutzouris
- Transplant: see transplant page
Making a referral
In line with all other London renal units, haemodialysis is limited geographically by the facilities that are available. We prioritise offering haemodialysis to patients in our local referral areas.
We'll try to provide dialysis at our unit if you meet all 3 criteria:
- you are in a kidney care clinic at our hospitals
- you live within our referral areas
- one of our units is closest to your home
If there is no space then you might need to dialyse at another unit until we have room.
If the nearest dialysis unit to your home is not run by us then we would not routinely offer you haemodialysis in one of our units. Your nearest dialysis unit will be determined by car travel times from your home address using Google maps.
Sometimes there may be a good reason to have in-centre dialysis at our unit when your home address is out of our usual referral area, such as:
- working near Guy’s and arranging dialysis after work
- if you have treatment that can only be done at our hospitals
This will be considered on a case by case basis. A personal preference for dialysis at our hospital is not sufficient.
Entry into the home haemodialysis programme is normally from haemodialysis at Guy's and St Thomas'. We do consider out of area referrals from other renal centres if we can offer technologies not available to them, for example NxStage.
Patients should have peritoneal dialysis provided by the renal unit nearest to where they live. We occasionally offer peritoneal dialysis to patients out of area if they are being prepared for a transplant at our hospital. If the peritoneal dialysis fails before a successful transplant then we'll not necessarily provide haemodialysis and the normal area rules will apply.