There are 7 chronic dialysis stations at West Cumberland Hospital. Patients attending this unit are in general good health, medically stable and have back up of a multi disciplinary team from the Carlisle renal unit.
Kidney patients require the highest level of nursing skills. The unit has specialist nurses trained in anaemia management, pre-dialysis education, peritoneal home care, haemodialysis, critical care and transplantation follow-up. Patients have access to other essential and highly skilled members of the Renal Team, which includes specialist dietitians, pharmacist support and our own social workers.
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