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,
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|Telephone ||02890633976 |
|Holiday Dialysis Contacts ||02890636621 |
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.
The unit has three haemodialysis stations and inpatients occupy 4-6 beds in Barbour Ward alongside urology patients.
|Specialist Expertise |
|Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome |
|Dr Mary O'Connor ||Consultant |
|Dr Karl MacKeever ||Consultant |
|Dr Mairead Convery ||Consultant |
|Hazel Gibson ||Renal Nurse Specialist |
|Rosi Simpson ||Renal Nurse Specialist |