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COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

Kidney Services

at Princess Alexandra Hospital

The Department of Kidney Services is a medical specialty concerned with all aspects related to the kidneys and their function. The kidneys are vital organs that filter the bloodstream, clearing waste products and controlling the body’s level of water and chemicals.

Chronic kidney disease is a condition where a person has evidence of kidney damage or reduced kidney function. People with end-stage kidney disease require dialysis or a kidney transplant to stay alive.

Download these Resources (PDF, 209.15 KB) for a list of websites for kidney patients, family and carer information and support.

Princess Alexandra Hospital is Queensland’s only centre for highly specialised nephrology (kidney care) and kidney transplants.

Our services include:

  • consultation and management of people at various stages of the disease
  • dialysis at hospital or in the home
  • a 16-bed renal inpatient ward with access to a team of highly experienced and caring nephrologists
  • a kidney transplant service for all of Queensland and northern New South Wales
  • quaternary services for people who need nephrology care combined with other specialist care (e.g. cardiac or liver).

Kidney Services at other hospitals and centres

Last updated 7 February 2023
Last reviewed 7 February 2023