Renal services

Renal services 

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most prestigious medical institutions in the United Kingdom. Through our Academic Health Science Partnership with University College London, our services are underpinned by world class research and teaching. We are committed to providing the very highest standards of care.

We are partnered with an NHS unit serving a local population of 1.4 million people. We can provide a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient facilities for investigation and treatment of patients with the full range of kidney problems from CKD to dialysis and kidney transplantation.

Group 9

What we offer

24/7 consultant-led service

The private patients unit has a dedicated team of resident medical officers who are based on the 12th floor, who liaise with all consultants to provide comprehensive medical support to patients. The consultants are supported by a large multi-disciplinary team of dialysis nurses, transplant nurse specialists, dieticians, clinical psychologists, renal pharmacists and administrative staff. All the nurses in the private patients unit have been recruited with a clinical background or interest in ITU/HDU or renal medicine. The renal team liaises closely with consultants in other specialties.

Patient rooms

We are located at the 12th floor of the royal free hospital. All the rooms have amazing views of Hampstead Heath or London’s landmarks, as well as:

  • En-suite facilities
  • Satellite television with remote control
  • Telephone with direct dial numbers
  • Wi-fi
  • Nurse call facilities
  • Five-star private catering service (halal and kosher available)
  • A complimentary newspaper delivered daily as required.

International patients

We welcome many international patients each year. A great effort is made to ensure that their psychological, as well as their clinical needs, are addressed. A 24-hour interpreting service is available to guarantee communication between our staff, patients and their relatives. A dedicated service to liaise with embassies is also available to smooth patients’ experience. We have a multi-faith chapel and provide information and entertainment through multichannel cable television, as well as international newspapers and magazines. Our catering service offers a selection of different types of freshly cooked meals, according to individual preference and faith.

Related topic: What is Renal Medicine?

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