Acute Dialysis

The new acute dialysis unit has 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 Royal Hobart Hospital and attend the unit for their dialysis sessions.

Elizabeth Courtice undergoing dialysis
Nurses Isel Dabuyan and Erin Whyte