Kidney dialysis patients in the Fens will benefit from an expanded unit at Peterborough City Hospital

Peterborough City Hospital

Peterborough City Hospital - Credit: Archant

Kidney patients have welcomed an announcement that a special dialysis unit is being built in Peterborough.

The outpatient haemodialysis unit is being expanded and is expected to be ready for early 2017.

Frieder Kleemann, consultant nephrologist at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted that the expansion is taking place, enabling us to locally offer regular dialysis to all patients from the Peterborough area.

“This will transform their care experience, as at present a significant number of them have to travel to neighbouring dialysis units three times a week.

“We look forward to keeping our patients and the public updated as we move forward with the expansion project and anticipate welcoming the first patients to the new unit in early 2017.”

The Trust has been awarded a new contract to work in partnership with Leicester’s Hospitals and Renal Services.

The expansion will create a new purpose built unit next to Peterborough City Hospital with eight additional dialysis stations, providing space for up to 60 extra patients.

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