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Renal service

The Nephrology (Renal) Department at Hereford County Hospital (Wye Valley NHS Trust) is a satellite tertiary care service for care patients who require urgent or routine referrals for outpatient care. Urgent inpatient care is provided initially by an Acute Medical Team with access to the Nephrology Specialism for advice and guidance when it is required..

The regional (Hub) for Nephrology (Renal) services is at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust).  There is 24 hour access to renal services provided by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital UHB NHS Trust and there is also a satellite renal service at Worcester Royal Hospital.

The Renal Outpatient Service is provided for the care of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), familial renal disease, and patients with proteinuria and/or haematuria with probability of underlying renal disease by two visiting Consultant Nephrologists Dr Lukas Foggensteiner and Dr Martin Ferring. working alongside visiting Consultant Nephrologists are Renal Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Tracey Lynch, Renal Dietitian and Renal Administrator Sally James. 

Consultant led clinics take place on Wednesday’s and Friday’s at the Diabetes Centre with the addition of multidisciplinary Renal CNS and Renal Dietitian clinics. 

Renal Replacement Therapy (Dialysis) is provided by UHB NHS Trust, other services provided by UHB NHS Foundation Trust include renal transplant surgery and follow up care, renal biopsy and other specialist investigations, vascular access surgery for haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) access surgery.

Dr Lukas Foggensteiner medically manages patients who attend the satellite haemodialysis units which are located in Hereford and Llandrindod Wells and he also oversees local patients who have chosen peritoneal dialysis.  Dr Foggensteiner also provides local service for renal transplant recipients who are six months plus post renal transplant.

Renal Biopsies can also be carried out by Worcester Royal Hospital NHS Trust for Hereford patients.

Information about kidneys and kidney disease
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Contact details

Sally James (Renal Administrator)
Tel: 01432 364231
Fax: 01432 364193

Consultant nephrologists

Dr. Lukas Foggensteiner (QEH Birmingham) Friday Clinics.
Referrals via:  Renal Administrator Sally James
Fax: 01432 364193
Tel No. 01432 364231

Dr Foggensteiner’s usual work base:
Queen Elizabeth Hospital UHB NHS Trust
Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2WB
Phone: 0121 627 2000 (switch)
0121 371 5841 (direct line).

Dr. Martin Ferring (Worcester Royal Hospital) Wednesday clinics
Referrals via:  Renal Administrator Sally James
Fax: 01432 364193
Tel No. 01432 364231

Usual work base: Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
Worcester Renal Secretaries:
01905 733239

Renal Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Tracey Lynch (full time), Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Phone: 01432 372983

Renal dietitian
Phone 01432 364221

Haemodialyis Care

Hereford Kidney Treatment Centre (Diaverum)
67, Mortimer Road, Hereford, HR4 9SP
Tel: 01432 274603
Fax: 01432 360783
Manager: Karen Jones
Secretary: Karen Prosser

Llandrindod Wells Dialysis Unit
Temple Street, Lllandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5HF
Manager Nia Davies
Phone 01597 827940





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