The new Kidney Treatment Centre (KTC) has opened its doors to patients for the first time at Queen Mary’s Hospital.
The centre is being run by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with kidney dialysis specialists, Diaverum.
It replaces a temporary dialysis unit on the QMH site and increases the number of kidney dialysis stations from 12 to 20. There are also consultation rooms for outpatient appointments.
Ros Tibbles, Service Improvement Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’, said: “Our new Kidney Treatment Centre will allow us to dialyse more patients closer to home. This is especially important for kidney dialysis patients who need treatment three times a week for between four and five hours.”
Andy Trotter, Chairman of Oxleas NHS, said: “I am very proud that we have been able to welcome our first patients to the new Kidney Treatment Centre.
“We are delighted to be working with our partners to lead this new and innovative approach to delivering healthcare, ensuring local people have access to the very best services possible.”
The KTC is part of a £30 million redevelopment of the Queen Mary’s Hospital site which we own and manage. The vision for its future is as a hub for services run by providers including Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and other trusts.