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Exeter Kidney Unit


The Kidney Unit at the Royal Devon & Exeter Foundation Trust provides renal services for a population of around 900,000 across Exeter, North Devon, East Devon, Torbay and much of Somerset. As a close-knit multi-disciplinary team we aim to provide holistic, evidence-based care and information to renal patients and their families.


Image of Sidney the kidneyOur Patients

We treat patients with:

Our Services

Our services include a comprehensive outpatient clinic service with:

There is a renal daycase service on Sid ward at the RD&E Wonford Site. Creedy ward at the RD&E Wonford is now a 26 bedded inpatient and emergency dialysis ward. Haemodialysis services have now been transferred to the brand new unit at the RD&E Heavitree site. The new unit has 24 dialysis stations and six single rooms along with improved waiting areas and better parking/patient facilities.


Many outpatients receive dialysis at our satellite dialysis units in Barnstaple, Torbay, Honiton, Taunton and Yeovil (managed by private dialysis companies). All haemodialysis units operate 6 days a week Monday to Saturday and provide morning, afternoon and twilight shifts. There is also a home haemodialysis programme but plans are underway to offer this treatment option more widely.


Peritoneal dialysis is provided as a home-based treatment where patients undertake this themselves; the Unit currently supports 80 patients at home and they are supported by our Home Care Nurse Specialists.


We have specialist nurses in Home Care, Anaemia Management, Vascular Access, Peritoneal Dialysis Education & Training and Live Donor Transplant Nurse.


Outpatient clinics are held in Exeter, however we also have very wide spread out reach consultant clinics,  nurse led clinics and day case procedures. Outreach consultant out patient clinics are in Barnstaple, Taunton and Torbay hospitals with nurse led clinics being held in many local commununity hospitals throughout our catchment area.  The weekly consultant-led transplant clinic is based in Exeter.


Our Team

As a close-knit multi-disciplinary team we aim to provide holistic, evidence-based care and information to our patients and their relatives. The team includes:

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Updated 12 February 2018