What we do
The renal unit is split between the Trust's two main hospital sites at the Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke's Hospital, as well as providing services at Airedale and Skipton Hospitals.
The team are responsible for the care of more than 500 dialysis and transplant patients across the district. All modalities of renal replacement therapy are supported including in centre and satellite haemodialysis, home haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and assisted peritoneal dialysis together with renal transplantation (patients receive their transplant in Leeds but all subsequent follow-up care is back in Bradford). In addition, there is a conservative care team to support patients with advanced kidney disease who choose not to have dialysis.
The main haemodialysis unit is located in the Horton Wing at St Luke's Hospital where there is a 36-station haemodialysis unit together with a training area for home haemodialysis. Specialist nurses providing support to transplant and advanced chronic kidney disease patients are also based at St Luke's together with a research team, a cultural and health improvement officer and an audit team. St Luke's is also the base for the senior doctors in the renal team and the administrative team.
Patients with kidney disease needing inpatient care are looked after on ward 6 at the Bradford Royal Infirmary, where the inpatient renal medicine team is based.
Each week a consultant from the team supervises the junior medical team in providing care to inpatients under the care of the renal team and also a consult service throughout the hospital.
There is a small acute haemodialysis unit on level 0 at the Bradford Royal Infirmary providing dialysis treatment to existing dialysis patients who are requiring inpatient care and also those patients with acute kidney injury who require dialysis.
In addition the peritoneal dialysis team are based at the Bradford Royal Infirmary with a patient assessment and training facility in the acute dialysis unit.
At Skipton Hospital there is a 10-station satellite haemodialysis unit which provides a dialysis facility for those patients living in Keighley, the Dales and parts of East Lancashire.
Renal outpatient clinics are held at St Luke's Hospital, Airedale Hospital and Skipton Hospital. As well as general nephrology, outpatient specialised clinics are offered for transplant patients, patients with advanced kidney disease, patients being assessed for renal transplantation and patients with kidney stones. Many of these clinic sessions offer patients access to several members of the multi-disciplinary team at the same visit. In addition many GPs choose to access a renal opinion first using an ˜e-consult' to a member of the renal team where an opinion and advice can be offered through shared access to the primary care record.
Patients under the care of the Bradford renal team are encouraged and supported to access their own investigation routes using ˜renal patientview' a secure, internet-based access.
Staff also work closely with Bradford and Airedale Kidney Patients Association to which all patients and carers are welcome.
Dr Russell Roberts (specialty lead): 01274-365412
Dr Habib Akbani: 01274-365753
Dr Tarun Bansal: 01274-365753
Dr Robin Jeffrey: 01274-365809
Dr John Stoves: 01274-365781
Dr Ramla Mumtaz
Renal Unit Senior Staff
Charge Nurse Gary Carlisle, Haemodialysis Unit Manager
Sister Claire Burton, Transplant Nurse Specialist
Sister Vicki Hipkiss, Advanced Kidney Care Team Nurse Specialist
Tahira Akhtar, Cultural and Health Improvement Officer
Sister Wendy Green, Nurse Manager for Satellite Dialysis and Home Therapies
Sister Christine Jowsey, Nurse Manager for Skipton dialysis unit
Sister Collette Devlin, Home Haemodialysis Sister
Angela Knight, Senior Dietician
Kate Ryder, Clinical Psychologist
David Croft, Chief Renal Technologist
Sister Tracey Harrison, Nurse Educator
Sister Jeanne Poblacion, Ward 6 Manager, BRI
Important Contact Numbers
Ward 6, BRI: 01274- 364364
For inpatient queries and out-of-hours advice for renal patients/carers
St Luke's Haemodialysis Unit: 01274 365689/365692
(Lines open 7.30am-10pm, Monday to Saturday)
Peritoneal Dialysis: 01274 362268
(office hours and Saturday morning)
Skipton Dialysis Unit: 01756 796218
(Line open 7.30am-6pm, Monday to Saturday)
Transplant Team: 01274 365557
Advanced Kidney Care Team: 01274 365838
Bradford and Airedale Kidney Patients Association:
Contact BAKPA via Maureen Stirk at the St Luke's Hospital dialysis unit or visit the BAKPA website www.bakpa.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org