Renal Services

A purpose built 20 station Renal Unit is available at Antrim Area Hospital which facilitates the support and treatment of patients with renal impairment through haemodialysis six days per week.

The Renal Unit provides a range of specialist nursing services including:

  • Home Therapies Dialysis which provides support and education for appropriate Northern Trust residents to include Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Haemodialysis
  • Pre-dialysis support for patients approaching renal replacement therapies
  • Outpatient support for all treatments modalities including follow up post-renal transplant.
  • Acute in-patient dialysis is provided at Antrim Area Hospital and this runs two shifts per day, six days per week.

Hours of opening

Renal Unit
Monday to Saturday, 7.30am-1.00am

Acute Dialysis Facility, Antrim Area Hospital
Monday to Saturday, 7.30am-6.30pm.

Renal Patient Support Group

The Renal Support Group meets on the second Monday every other month at All Saints Parish Centre in Ballymena from 11am – 12.30pm.

It’s an opportunity for patients and family members to meet others who are dealing with renal issues. Staff from the renal team will also be present. 

The yearly programme is as follows:- 
Monday 13 November 2017 Dealing with fatigue
Monday 8 January 2018 Carers Support
Monday 12 March 2018 Benefits/Renal Charities
Monday 14 May 2018 Diet advice
Monday 10 September 2018 Relaxation/emotional support

Renal Unit
Tel: 028 9442 4884

The Renal Unit is a stand alone building adjacent to the Accident and Emergency Department at Antrim Area Hospital.

Nephrology Consultants

Dr R Cunningham, Lead Consultant Nephrologist
Dr C Harron, Consultant Nephrologist
Dr R Mullan, Consultant Nephrologist
Dr Michael Quinn, Consultant Nephrologist

Ward Sister, Natasha McCullagh, Renal Unit - Tel: 028 9442 4471
Avril Redmond, Clinical Service Lead - Tel: 028 9442 4000
Angela McErlane, General Manager - Tel: 028 9442 4000

Related links
Information for patients with kidney disease attending a low clearance clinic

Page last updated:20 September 2017