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Renal service


The renal service at Hereford County Hospital (Wye Valley NHS Trust) is an outreach service from the regional (Hub) renal services at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust); 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) by 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 Hayley Roberts, Renal Dietitian Joanna Clutterbuck and Renal Administrator Sally James. 

Consultant led clinics take place on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Diabetes Centre; with the recent addition of multidisciplinary Renal CNS and Renal Dietitian clinics. 

There is 24 hour access to renal services provided by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital UHB NHS Trust.

Renal Replacement Therapy (Dialysis) is provided by UHB NHS Trust, other services provided by UHB NHS 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 Llandridod Wells and he also oversees local patients who have chosen peritoneal dialysis.  Dr Foggensteiner also provides local service for renal transplant recipients who are one year 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:
Sarah Hancocks and Noreen Stevenson
Phone: 01905 733239
Fax: 01905 760167

Renal Clinical Nurse Specialist 
Tracey Lynch (Full Time) Mon-Friday 08.30-16.30hrs.
Contact Tel. No. 01432 372983

Renal Dietitian
Hayley Roberts or Joanna Clutterbuck
Contact Tel. No. 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

Llandridod Wells Dialysis Unit
Temple Street, Lllandridod Wells, Powys LD1 5HF
Manager Nia Davies
Tel: 01597 827940





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