Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest and busiest NHS acute health providers in the UK contributing to life in the Leeds region, not only by being one of the largest employers with more than 16,000 staff, but by supporting the health and well being of the community and playing a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Leeds Renal Unit:

Leeds Kidney Unit provides care to a population of 1.6 million people in West Yorkshire.


SJUH   42 inpatient beds (transplant, general nephrology, dialysis)

6 station acute haemodialysis facility

Regional renal transplant unit

Peritoneal dialysis unit


Specialist nursing teams – pre-dialysis, dialysis access and pre-assessment,

renal transplantation, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplant co-ordinators,

research team

           6 station acute haemodialysis facility

LGI       Renal dialysis support team

Haemodialysis units


J48 SJUH                     16 stations (96 patients)

Seacroft  R&S ward      34 stations (136 patients)

Seacroft B ward         10 stations (40 patients)

Beeston          1    10 stations (40 patients)

Satellite units outside Leeds

Dewsbury        12 stations (48 patients)

Pontefract        12 stations (48 patients)

Huddersfield        14 stations (56 patients)

Halifax            10 stations (40 patients)

Home dialysis training


11 NHS consultant nephrologists, 2 associate specialist nephrologists

230.40 WTE nursing staff

1 clinical scientist

8.81 Admin staff

9 WTE Renal Technical staff


Current dialysis capacity:

Leeds  = 50 stations (capacity for 312 patients)

Mid Yorks = 24 stations (capacity for 96 patients)

Calderdale = 24 stations (capacity for 96 patients)

Current location of patients:

Leeds = 200 patients

Mid Yorks = 171 patients

Calderdale = 129 patients


  • To increase capacity
  • To have sufficient capacity in correct location
  • To provide greater flexibility in dialysis scheduling for patients
  • To provide individualised dialysis care/prescription
  • To continue to promote shared care
  • To continue to develop and expand self care within service
  • To promote and facilitate transition to home care
  • To provide dialysis in modern facilities with access to parking for patients