Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

Kendal Dialysis Unit and Preston Royal Hospital


The regional Renal Centre at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals provides treatment and care for patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria who have kidney (renal) problems such as renal failure, vasculitis, nephrotic syndrome, and anaemia.  The centre has a high dependency care unit for patients with single organ failure, and provides vascular surgery, interventional radiology, renal biopsy, plasma exchange, immunosuppressive therapy and dialysis.


The Renal Centre also provides a range of services and clinics at hospitals throughout the region, enabling patients to access care locally.  Some renal services, such as haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis can be given in patients’ homes.   The Renal Centre team comprises specialist consultants and specialist nurses, including transplant nurses.