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Kidney Dialysis

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals in (a) London and (b) England provide kidney dialysis treatment. (73553)

According to figures held by the United Kingdom Renal Registry, there are 54 adult renal units in England, of which eight are in London, and 10 paediatric renal units in England, of which two are in London.

The vast majority of adult units will have satellite dialysis facilities attached to them enabling many patients to dialyse closer to home and minimise travel times. These are looked after by consultants based at a main adult renal unit. Some, although not all, of these are based at hospitals. However, figures for these are not collected centrally.