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Opening of the South Devon Kidney Unit


The new £2.2 million South Devon Kidney Unit is now providing life-saving treatment to renal patients.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust invested in the state of the art unit at Edginswell Business Park, Torbay, to provide haemodialysis and acute dialysis services to patients from across the South Devon area.


The new unit replaced the out of date Newton Abbot facility and will enable the Trust to meet increased demand for this specialist service.


There are 24 dialysis stations with more efficient equipment which means patients can receive rapid treatment. Up to 144 patients will receive care at this unit which has six single side rooms and new clinic rooms for outpatient appointments, treatment and consultations. The environment also includes a dedicated reception, waiting room and better access and parking facilities.


David Winter, South Devon Kidney Unit Matron, said: “The move has been very well organised and staff have embraced it as a huge positive change for patients and for themselves. They have worked hard to ensure the transition was as smooth as possible.


“Patients and staff are very excited about using the new facilities. The work and patient environment has improved 100% in the new space and it has had a really positive impact on everyone.”

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