We are delighted that the new Chiltern Kidney Centre, replacing the dialysis unit at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital opened for its first patients last Monday, 11th October. The transition of service took place over last weekend, with the “big move” last Sunday, ready to start dialysis on Monday morning as planned.

Dr Praveen Jeevaratnam, our Renal Clinical Director said:-

“This Kidney Centre has been a long time in conception, development, creation. It is a purpose-built unit for renal patients to be managed with advanced kidney disease and needing all modalities of renal replacement therapy (dialysis/transplant/conservative care).

The aim is to ensure smooth transition of HD services from L&D site, followed by repatriation of patients dialysing away from nearest HD unit. The Multi Disciplinary Team team are quite excited in having the variety of services they provide to be based closer to the patients. In early 2022 I hope we will look at transplant clinics starting.

I would like to thank all the team for their perseverance in ensuring the vision for the kidney centre model was heard and recognised by the Trust”
Check this site for further updates on the development of services at the Centre