New Home for Dialysis Patients

Acute dialysis patients at the Royal Hobart Hospital will receive dialysis in new accommodation from Monday, 29 August 2016.

The refurbishments to the acute dialysis unit are part of the $689 million RHH Redevelopment.

The new acute dialysis unit is located on the lower ground J-Block.

It includes six bed bays – four single bed bays and one two-bed bay, reception and nurses’ station and offices.

Dialysis is a treatment for people whose kidneys are not working enough to clean their blood and remove waste from the body. Most people who need treatment have haemodialysis at least three times a week with each session lasting between four and six hours.

Patients of the acute dialysis unit are generally admitted on other wards at the RHH and attend the unit for their dialysis sessions.

The move is part of the decanting strategy to vacate B-Block for demolition.

The telephone number for the ward is still the same – 03 6166 8304.

29 Aug 2016