Browse site A – Z

Your views

Your Views

Your feedback is vital to us as we continue to increase the quality of our services.

Your views

You are here:

Date: 21 July 2019

Time: 16:29

Image: Smethwick Dialysis Centre

New dialysis centre opens to patients

Story posted/last updated: 03 June 2015

A new dialysis centre, which will provide life-sustaining care to patients, is set to open its doors to patients on Wednesday 3 June 2015.

Smethwick Dialysis Centre, run by Assure Dialysis Services, will provide dialysis treatment for patients of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) in a bespoke treatment facility.

The centre will open with 12 dialysis stations, growing to 32 stations over a phased opening period.

In addition a further eight isolation rooms for patients returning from holiday dialysis, specialist research facilities and a home haemodialysis training area, will also be provided. Patients will also be able to take advantage of the latest dialysis equipment, individual TV units and free Wi-Fi access. Free parking is also available directly outside the building for patients.

The purpose-built centre also boasts a large waiting area and reception as well as a 30-seater seminar room, offices, consultation rooms and staff facilities.

Gabby Kelly, Lead Nurse for Assure Dialysis Services, said: “We are extremely proud of this new facility as it will mean patients can access high quality dialysis care right in the heart of the community – exactly what patients have told us they want.”

Dr Clara Day, Lead Consultant for Haemodialysis at UHB said: “The facilities at Smethwick Dialysis Centre are fantastic – a great deal of consideration has been given to factors such as heating and lighting, as well as the quality of the furnishings such as chairs – which we know has a significant impact on the patient’s experience.”

“It is not just the state of the art facilities which will benefit our patients, historically those who live in the Smethwick area have had to travel across Birmingham to access dialysis care. Now, not only will our patients receive their treatment much closer to home, they will also have their renal outpatient appointments, for which they previously had to travel to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to attend, at Smethwick Dialysis Centre.”

The dialysis centre is located in Rabone Park, Rabone Lane, Smethwick.

For more information about the new dialysis centre, visit the Assure Dialysis Services website.

Links

External websites will open in a new browser window.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the contents or the reliability of external websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that links to other websites will work all of the time, and we have no control over the availability of external web pages.

Getting Here

Getting here

Information about travelling to, staying at and getting around the hospital.

Getting to the hospital

Jobs at UHB

Jobs at UHB

A great place to work. Learn why.

Jobs at UHB

news@UHB

news@UHB, the newsletter for patients, staff, visitors and volunteers at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Read news@UHB

RSS

RSS feed

Subscribe to our news feed

View our RSS