The renal unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital is making a big difference to the lives of kidney patients in Forth Valley. All patients with routine outpatient appointments or new referrals are being seen locally rather than having to travel to Glasgow. The number of nurse-led dialysis treatments is set to increase by around 200 sessions a month bringing the total to 1400. We currently can treat 114 patients and are planning to raise this number to 130.
When your treatment begins you will be provided with a swipe card which will hold all your dialysis and prescription details. During your stay you can access your own blood results and track your progress using the new national system renalpatientview.org which will store your treatment data. You can also find a vast database of information on Renal treatment on the Renal Patient View site without a login.
Contact the Renal Unit
- Reception: 01324 566522 or 01324 566516
What do I need and what can I do during my appointment?
- There is no overnight stays in renal. Overnight clothing is not required.
- You can use your own laptop or tablet on our free Wifi.
- Headphones and radio will be supplied for your appointment.
- A department iPad is available for internet access.
- Each station has its own TV.
- Portable DVD players can be provided.
Can my relatives visit during my treatment?
During your treatment a friend or relative is welcome to sit with you. When being taken off or put on the dialysis machine we ask that they go to the waiting area. Keeping visitors to a minimum is paramount though as space can be tight.
If you choose to continue working during your treatment evening clinics are run on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays for people who cannot make their dialysis during the day. You can contact the department to arrange this.
The Renal Unit is situated to the left of Forth Valley Royal’s main entrance. Both the outpatient clinic and dialysis unit have their own external entrance. These departments cannot be accessed from within the main hospital.
Parking is located opposite the department and is free for patients with a 4 hour limit. Patients with a longer appointment than 4 hours will have an exemption badge from Renal.