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Minister Finian McGrath, TD, officially opens new Dialysis Therapies Centre at Beaumont Hospital (Thurs June 1st 2017)

Thursday June 01, 2017

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.

Thanks to all involved in the set up of this state of the art unit which we can all be proud of.

The photo below shows Mr. Ian Carter, CEO Beaumont Hospital; Ms. Jane Ormond, CMN,1 & Ms. Abi Armstrong, Staff Nurse, Dialysis Therapies Centre ;  Minister Finian McGrath; Ms. Annette Butler, CMN3 Dialysis Therapies Centre; & Dr. Conall O’Seaghdha, Co-Clinical Director Transplant, Urology and Nephrology & Consultant Nephrologist & Transplant Physician