Paediatric Nephrology Centres in the United Kingdom

Kidney disease in children is rare and needs specialised treatment. Paediatric Nephrology services in the United Kingdom have been established in 13 centres, 10 of which perform kidney transplants. Click on the links for more information on individual centres. Specialised treatments such as dialysis are established in these centres. With the development of clinical networks and shared care clinics in local hospitals, patients can also be given treatment closer to home whenever possible. More details can be found in the RCPCH document Care of Children with Kidney Disease.


Department of Paediatric Nephrology, The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast

Department of Paediatric Nephrology,

The Royal Belfast Hospital For Sick Children,       



Telephone 02890633976
Holiday Dialysis Contacts 02890636621

Unit History


Paediatric Nephrology was established in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children by Professor Maurice Savage in 1980. Initially paediatric transplantation for small children took place here and larger children were transplanted in Belfast City Hospital. Since 1996 all paediatric transplantation has taken place here.

Current Services

The unit has three haemodialysis stations and inpatients occupy 4-6 beds in Barbour Ward alongside urology patients.

Specialist Expertise
Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome

Members Of The Team
Dr Mary O'Connor Consultant
Dr Karl MacKeever Consultant
Dr Mairead Convery Consultant
Hazel Gibson Renal Nurse Specialist
Rosi Simpson Renal Nurse Specialist


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