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Renal Dialysis

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 6 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he proposes to improve facilities for renal dialysis in south Wales; and if he will make a statement.

I am pleased to announce that, following the establishment of subsidiary renal dialysis units at Carmarthen and Bangor to improve access to renal dialysis for patients in those areas, two further units are to be established. Following consultation with Gwent, Mid Glamorgan and South Glamorgan health authorities and an appraisal of the options presented by them, I have decided that subsidiary renal dialysis units should be provided at the University hospital of Wales, Cardiff and at Prince Charles hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. When operational they will improve the service to patients in south-east Wales, provided at present by the main renal unit at Cardiff royal infirmary. The costs of the units will be funded by the Welsh Office and each will have five dialysis stations.I intend that the units will be established as soon as possible. Invitations to tender for the construction and running of them will be extended to South and Mid Glamorgan district health authorities, experienced voluntary organisations and private sector companies.This development, together with the "Lifeline Wales" project which was launched last year with the support of the Welsh Office to increase the awareness of the value of organ donations and to encourage kidney transplantation

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J. R. Carr (Chairman)Managing Director, Moray Estates Development Company1 January 1990
J. Arnott (Vice Chairman)BBC Radio Producer28 February 1990
Mrs. F. BallantyneTextile Industry29 February 88
D. J. BennetStrathclyde University, Lecturer and author28 February 1990
Quinton BrownRetired Managing Director, Scottish Agriculture Industries28 February 1990
Prof. Ian M. M. CunninghamPrincipal, West of Scotland Agriculture College28 February 1990
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where appropriate, will significantly enhance the treatment facilities for patients suffering end-stage renal failure.