The Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Team is based in the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth within the Renal Unit. The PD department is open Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 5pm and there is a PD Nurse on call from 8am to 8pm on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.
Our aim is to encourage our patients to be independent and manage their own dialysis at home with the support of the team. In order to facilitate this, we provide home based training and patient follow up. We also run an out-patient based treatment facility.
There are two main types of PD, which can generally be adapted to fit around your lifestyle. We select the therapy type and system according to the patient’s needs and offer both surgical and medical insertion of PD catheter. We have 3 Consultant Nephrologists with a specialist interest in PD, who run clinics for our patients on 6 different sites across the region.
We work very closely with the other departments within the Wessex Kidney Centre and believe that all renal patients should be on the right therapy, in the right place, at the right time.
The Peritoneal Dialysis Team in Portsmouth is both nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise in PD and the quality of the care that they deliver to their patients.