Renal Services


Renal Services provide an international renowned in-patient and out-patient care delivery service for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Acute Kidney Injury.

Our Department:

  • Ward 50 – 22 beds for patients with renal impairment
  • Haemodialysis - 400 patients receiving 4 hour haemodialysis treatment three times a week throughout the Coventry & Warwickshire area. We have a 30 station unit based at UHCW and 4 satellite units covering 50 stations between them
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Unit - 64 patients trained in-centre to undertake peritoneal dialysis at home
  • Home Care team - 16 patients trained in-centre to undertake haemodialysis at home
  • Day care unit for day unit procedures - Procedures are booked in as a day case for example, kidney and liver biopsies, vascular catheter insertions, arteriovenous fistula creations/revisions, blood transfusions, intravenous infusions to name a few.  
  • Renal Nurse Specialist – Manages a caseload of over 1200 chronic pre- dialysis patients including conservative/supportive care, nurse led clinics/patient education and offering a child to adult transitional programme.
  • Transplantation - approximately 60 live donor/cadaveric transplants are undertaken per year. Patients are managed pre and post transplantation

We will provide dedicated and motivated nurses with all the support needed to develop and thrive in a fascinating and rewarding environment.  The emphasis placed on staff training and development reflects the need for specialist nursing staff to achieve a high level of competence, additionally you will benefit from our comprehensive training programme, including preceptorship for newly qualified nurses, our renal in-house education programme and academic opportunities. You can be sure of excellent clinical support and leadership plus fantastic opportunities for career progression in the future.

We are passionate about investing in the nurses of tomorrow- this along with yearly personal development reviews and opportunities makes Renal Services the ideal place to work as a valued member of nursing staff – working Together Towards World Class Care.

For more information about working in this speciality, or to arrange an informal visit contact:

Karen Timothy - Modern Matron -