Chronic Kidney Disease

The Renal Unit at SaTH provides a full range of services for Chronic Kidney Disease.

People with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) who are referred into the Renal Services will have their condition managed and monitored by a multidisciplinary team. Promotion of self-care and patient involvement is encouraged at all times.

As kidney function deteriorates, individuals are prepared for treatments, aiming for a smooth transition onto renal replacement therapy at the appropriate time. There is a comprehensive education programme available which includes one to one discussions in the patients home, group seminars with peer support and practical demonstrations of dialysis at Home Therapy Fayres.

We have developed education material such as CKD Information Manuals and DVD’s, and we also make use of the latest National literature. Encouragement is given to patients to create their own account using the on line system Patient View.