Overview

Kidney supportive care

We care for people with poor kidney function who are not planning on having dialysis or a transplant.

Our supportive care service includes:

  • nurse-led clinics to monitor kidney function and help manage risks, such as hypertension or fluid overload
  • anaemia management for long-term (chronic) kidney disease, including intravenous iron and erythropoietin (EPO)
  • preventing and managing symptoms relating to kidney failure
  • support for all your needs, including physical, psychological, social and spiritual
  • advance care planning for people who may be nearing end of life

We work in partnership with community services such as GP and palliative care teams.

Wards

If you need inpatient kidney care, you'll usually stay on Patience ward at Guy's Hospital. This is a specialist kidney ward.

Team

Our clinics are run by specialist nurses with lots of experience. You may also see other health professionals depending on your individual needs.

Our consultant in the kidney supportive care service is Dr Heather Brown

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can also contact [email protected] for more information.

Contact us

Phone: 020 7188 8820

Email: [email protected]

Addresses

Kidney clinic, 4th floor, Tower Wing, Guys Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

Opening times: Monday afternoons.

This clinic is nurse led, by appointment only.

Sidcup kidney treatment centre, Queen Mary's Hospital, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup DA14 6LT

Opening times: Once a month.

This clinic is nurse led, by appointment only.

Tunbridge Wells kidney treatment centre, Abbey Court, 7-15 St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9TF

Opening times: Once a month.

This clinic is nurse led, by appointment only.

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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