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Vascular Access Team

Who are we?

We are a group of staff (surgeons and nurses) that care for patients with kidney failure that:

  • Need to have an arterio-venous fistula, an arterio-venous graft created or a tunnelled dialysis catheter inserted (called vascular access) before starting haemodialysis treatment
  • Are having problems with their vascular access

When will you meet us?

You will most likely meet us for the first time in the Vascular Access clinic held in Sorby Renal Outpatients on Monday and Wednesday mornings or Thursday afternoon.

We also see patients in Low Clearance Clinic, on the Haemodialysis Units and the inpatient wards

You will meet the Vascular Radiologists if you are having problems with your vascular access and need x-rays and scans for example, to find out what is causing the problem.

How might we be able to help you?

We can help you by:

  • Advising what type of vascular access would be suitable for you
  • Help in planning for your operation to create vascular access
  • Finding out the cause of any problems with your vascular access 
  • Treat the problems with your vascular access

Useful information:

About your fistula for dialysis
About your tunnelled dialysis catheter
About your graft for dialysis

How can you contact us?

You can contact us via:
Diane Boast (Vascular Access Admin Coordinator)
0114 271 4847

Information for Health Care Staff

For referrals to this service, please contact Diane Boast (Vascular Access Admin Coordinator)
0114 271 4847

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