Hornsby renal dialysis service means kidney patients receive care closer to home
Patients can now access life-saving renal dialysis at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital for the first time in the hospital’s 90 year history, as part of a $265 million dollar redevelopment.
NSW Health Minister Ryan Park today toured the new 10-chair renal dialysis unit, which has already provided 1,150 dialysis treatments since it opened in February.
“I am delighted residents of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai who need renal dialysis can now have this treatment closer to home,” Mr Park said.
“This is the first time in the hospital’s history it has been able to offer this life saving service and it will make a huge difference to lives of patients, their families and carers.
We thank the clinicians at the Royal North Shore Hospital and Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital who through working collaboratively have brought this new service to life.”
The unit is a satellite dialysis unit of Royal North Shore Hospital and provides patients with nursing and renal management six days a week.
Patients can receive their treatment – usually three times per week – close to home, instead of needing to travel to other hospitals.
“The NSW Government is committed to providing modern, fit-for-purpose health facilities which will service the community now and well into the future,” Mr Park said.
Work to deliver Stage 2A of the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital redevelopment is due for completion in the coming weeks and includes:
- Fit out of two rehabilitation inpatient units
- Refurbishment and expansion of psychiatric emergency care centre
- Outpatient ambulatory care services, including the provision of a day chemotherapy unit
- Expansion of oral health services
- Integration of community health services
- A helipad.
For more information visit the Health Infrastructure website