Renal Dialysis

The Renal Dialysis Unit at Seymour Health is a satellite unit under the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Where is Renal Dialysis located?

The Renal Dialysis Unit is located in the Cancer-Dialysis Services Unit at the front of the hospital (opposite Barrabill House), Bretonneux St, Seymour.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7am to 7.30pm, for a morning and an afternoon shift


In case of emergency

If emergency dialysis care is needed out of hours, contact your parent hospital.

If you feel unwell outside our hours of operations we strongly recommend that you contact  your doctor or your parent hospital to seek assistance. Avoid waiting until your next scheduled dialysis session, as delays may be detrimental to your health.

Admission to the Renal Dialysis Unit

Admission to the Renal Dialysis Unit is arranged by the Coordinator of the Royal Melbourne Hospital Dialysis Service in consultation with the nursing staff of the Seymour Health unit.

Holiday patients are accepted if space is available.

Prior to being admitted to the Seymour Health Renal Dialysis Unit, we will require the following information:

  • letter from your transferring hospital
  • letter from your doctor detailing full medical and surgical history, medications, etc.
  • most recent blood test results
  • HIV. Hep C, Hep B and MRSA status
  • details of level of patient participation, ie setting up chair/fistula packs, etc.
  • venous access details
  • recent renal chemistry
  • ferrum administration record

Please note that you are required to bring your own supply of medications and drugs used while dialyzing, such as Ferrum.

Facilities

Seymour Health Renal Dialysis Unit has the facilities to dialise six patients per shift.

Parking

Free parking is available at the front of the Hospital.

Queries

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Dialysis Unit during working hours on
03 5793 6324.

 

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