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Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

Who are we?

We are a group of staff that care for patients with kidney failure that need peritoneal dialysis treatment (about 60 patients).

PD is a home-based treatment for kidney failure and the patients are trained to do the dialysis themselves with the support of regular clinic and home visits from the renal community nursing team.

PD can be done manually or by a machine. If patients need more help it may be possible to arrange for a daily carer to visit and help.

Consultant Special interest Site Contact number
Prof. Martin Wilkie Peritoneal Dialysis, clinical research, Mineral Bone Disease Northern General Hospital 0114 2715327
Dr Sarah Jenkins Peritoneal Dialysis, Medical Education Northern General Hospital 0114 2715326

When will you meet us?

Our patients meet us when their remaining kidney function can no longer keep them healthy and well and they need treatment for their kidney failure. Most patients will have chosen peritoneal dialysis as their choice of treatment for kidney failure, and will have been helped to make that choice by the Renal Pre-Treatment Team.
Most patients come to us from either:

  • the low-clearance clinic (Sorby Renal Outpatients)
  • during an admission to the renal inpatient wards

How might we be able to help you?

We can help you decide if PD is the right treatment for you. We will support you through your training and during your treatment.

Useful information

About your peritoneal dialysis catheter

How can you contact us?

We are based in Sorby Renal Outpatients, Northern General Hospital.

Please call: 0114 271 4042

Information for Health Care Staff

For referrals to this service, contact the lead Consultant for home therapies via the General Nephrology Admin Co-ordinator: Renal Management Corridor, Sorby Block, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU. Tel: 0114 271 5326.

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