Renal Medicine (Kidney Care)

How we can help you 

We provide medical and surgical care for inpatients and outpatients with kidney disease and high blood pressure (also called hypertension). We provide:

  • pre-dialysis assessment
  • renal dialysis (haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis)
  • kidney transplant
  • full range of diagnostic tests for patients with kidney disease and high blood pressure
  • at home dialysis
  • day procedures such as: inserting a permanent catheter to be used for dialysis or giving intravenous medicines.

Your kidneys filter your blood to remove waste, help control your blood pressure, produce red blood cells, and keep your bones strong. Kidney disease (also called renal disease) is when the kidneys are damaged and don’t function as they should. Kidney disease includes kidney stones, cysts in your kidneys, inflammation of the filters in your kidneys, cancer or damage caused by diabetes or infection.

We are a multidisciplinary team of specialists who include nephrologists, transplant and access surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, allied health (social work, dieticians, pharmacists) and administration staff.

We provides services for the Randwick Hospital campus. This means we also provide services for women at the Royal Hospital for Women or for children at Sydney Children’s Hospital. We also provide kidney transplant services for the east coast of NSW including St George, Wollongong and Sutherland areas.

Renal Medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital includes the following services:

Service What we do Location Phone
Kidney Care Centre (also called renal outpatients) We provide appointments with nephrologists for people with renal disease who have recently left hospital, people with high blood pressure, people on dialysis, and people who have had a kidney transplant.

Level 3

Parkes Building

Prince of Wales Hospital

9382 4438 or 9382 4439
Eora Dialysis Centre at War Memorial Hospital We provide dialysis for patients who are unable to to do their own dialysis at home. We also provide education for people who are learning to use peritoneal and haemodialysis at home. We also provide an on-call service 7 days a week. Vickery Building at War Memorial Hospital  
Acute Dialysis Unit (also called Haemodialysis Unit) We provide services for people with acute and end-stage renal disease who need to have dialysis a number of times a week. We also provide an on-call service 7 days a week.

Level 3

Parkes Building

Prince of Wales Hospital

 
Renal ward We provide medical care for people who have kidney disease who need to learn about dialysis. We also look after patients before and after they have a kidney transplant.

Level 9

Parkes Building

Prince of Wales Hospital

9382 4611

To use any of our services you will need a referral from your local General Practitioner (GP) and a specialist. You may be referred by your GP to see a specialist nephrologist in our outpatient Kidney Care Centre who may refer you to one of our other services or you may see your own specialist nephrologist in their own surgery who may refer you to one of our other services.

Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.