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Renal / Nephrology

at Princess Alexandra Hospital

Renal or ‘Nephrology’ is a medical specialty concerned with the kidneys. 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.

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).

Renal / Nephrology at other hospitals and centres

Last updated 3 August 2017
Last reviewed 20 October 2016