Renal and Transplant Unit opens to patients

A new purpose-designed ward to treat renal and transplant patients has opened at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Works to deliver the new unit started in July last year and have been completed ahead of schedule.
The 14-bedded ward has 50 per cent single ensuite rooms, two new isolation rooms and has been designed specifically to allow more daylight into the department.
The new ward will cater for all patients requiring renal high dependency care and also liver, pancreatic and islet cell transplants.
The relocation of the renal and transplant unit, which was previously located on the first floor, also allows for the redevelopment of the critical care department into a new 42-bedded unit at the hospital.

It forms part of the wider programme which will see the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences move to Little France.

Intensive care specialties will be brought together into one area, and space will be created for neurosurgical intensive care beds to relocate from the Western General Hospital, at the same time as the Department of Clinical Neurosciences moves in 2017. 

Last Reviewed: 04/03/2016