Southern Tasmanian Renal Services

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Southern Tasmanian Renal Services

The Renal Service for the South of the state has 3 campuses:

  • Nephrology South- main satellite unit
  • Karingal- Home therapies training facility
  • RHH Acute Dialysis Unit

The Renal Units provide a service to people from the south of Tasmania and people from other units who are holidaying in Tasmania. People who attend the units are those with:

  • Chronic renal failure (not on dialysis);
  • With kidney disease who may develop kidney failure;
  • On peritoneal dialysis;
  • On haemodialysis;
  • Patients who are going to have a kidney transplant or who have had a kidney transplant;

Services provided include

  • Education days for patients, families and carers about living with kidney disease and treatment options available to them;
  • Haemodialysis treatment; Education and support for people on home haemodialysis;
  • Arranging and supporting outpatient clinics; assistance in arranging tests, paperwork, education and support for people who are going on to the kidney waiting list, and people whose relatives may be able to donate them a kidney;
  • Education for people on peritoneal dialysis, giving guidance and support as required and making home visits; education of staff on kidney disease and treatments;
  • Provide follow-up for people after a kidney transplant; and
  • Education for the general public as requested.

Holiday dialysis

The dialysis service in Hobart is able to provide haemodialysis to people from other Units who are visiting Hobart or Southern Tasmania, including those from interstate on holiday. This service is only available to 1 person at a time.  One (1) chair is reserved on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3.00pm at Nephrology South, Newtown. Given the limited availability, bookings are essential, so please contact the Unit prior to arranging your travel.

Opening Hours

Nephrology South

Monday through Friday - 7.00am to 10.00pm

Saturdays and Sunday - 7.00am to 3.30pm

Karingal

Monday through Friday - 7.00am to 4.00pm

Closed weekends

Acute Dialysis Unit

Monday through Friday and Sunday - 7.30am to 4.00pm

Saturday – closed

Contact details:

For holiday bookings and general enquiries please contact (03)61661440 (Nephrology South)

Email: renalunit.hobart@ths.tas.gov.au