This morning (Thurs 1st June) the Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Finian McGrath, T.D., officially opened the new Dialysis Therapies Centre in Beaumont Hospital – the new home for our outpatient Haemodialysis and Home Therapies services Since opening in February, the new Centre has increased capacity in the outpatient haemodialysis unit from 20 to 34 stations.
This has allowed Beaumont to eliminate early morning and late night dialysis sessions, ensuring that patients are now dialysed during more social hours – between 7am to 11pm- improving their and their family’s quality of life and wellbeing. The Home Therapies department facilitates both peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home haemodialysis (HHD), and is the largest provider of both therapies nationwide.
The new unit is also a delight for staff to work in coming from the dark and somewhat cramped conditions of St Martins. The unit will be a great asset to Beaumont Hospital, and to the renal services provided by the Kidney Centre in responding to an increasing demand for renal services.
Speaking at the opening, Minister McGrath praised the staff, as well as the design of the new ward.