Renal services in Bradford and Airedale are provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses (including specialist nurses for diabetes, advanced kidney disease, dialysis and transplantation), dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists, technicians, research nurses, secretaries, ward clerks, a unit manager, an audit officer and a cultural and health improvement officer.
Our aim is to provide a high quality patient-centred service which provides the best possible outcomes for all those who require kidney care in the Bradford and Airedale region.
Our main base is at Bradford’s St Luke’s Hospital, but the team also supports activities at Bradford Royal Infirmary, Airedale General Hospital and Skipton Hospital.
We look after more than 250 dialysis patients and nearly 400 transplant patients in addition to a large number of patients with a wide variety of kidney conditions. We run specialist clinics for patients with kidney stones, polycystic kidney disease and autoimmune conditions such as vasculitis.
We care for patients who have developed Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and/or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), including those with more advanced kidney disease requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in the form of renal transplantation or dialysis.