Renal (kidney)

Our renal department is one of the largest in the UK, offering a wide range of services to people with kidney conditions.

Known as the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit, we care for more than two million people from our centres, which include our main unit at St Helier Hospital, eight satellite units and 15 outpatient departments operating across the region.

We know that receiving treatment for kidney conditions, such as dialysis, can be time-consuming for our patients, which is why we aim to make your care as convenient and as easy to access as possible. It’s for this reason that we run services from satellite units (which include other hospitals) and also support suitable patients who want to receive their dialysis at home.

We are passionate about putting the patient first, and aim to offer a consultant- delivered service. Each of the acute trusts served by our renal unit has an on-site nephrologist presence at least twice a week, offering clinic and ward referral services.

We are also working to develop our national and research profiles, with contributions at national level to the British Transplantation Society, Renal Association, British Renal Society, and NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

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We provide a number of high quality renal services to patients across southwest London, Surrey and further afield. 


Our haemodialysis centres include our main unit at St Helier: Kim Blair is Matron for all our satellite units. 

St Helier Dialysis Unit

St Helier Hospital Wrythe Lane
Carshalton, Surrey
Tel: 020 8296 8448 or 3172

Haemodialysis Manager: Margaret Nsubuga

Haemodialysis Matron: Albert Acheamfour 


As well as our satellite units at:

Crawley Dialysis Unit

The Crawley Kidney Unit, 
Whitworth Road,
RH11 7SS  
01293 511776
Clinic Manager: Ruby Shibu
Consultant Nephrologist : Dr Fiona Harris

Croydon University Hospital Dialysis Unit

Elizabeth Ward Dialysis Unit
Croydon University Hospital
London Road
Thornton Heath
Croydon CR7 7YE
Tel: 020 8401 3031
Clinic Manager: Ambily Kurian.
Consultant Nephrologist: Dr De Silva.

Epsom Dialysis Unit

Unit 2
Epsom Business Park
Kiln Lane
KT17 1JF
Tel: 01372 730 080
Clinic Manager:  Gladys Adu
Consultant Nephrologist Dr Makanjoula

Farnborough Dialysis Unit    

Unit 14
Southwood Business Park
Armstrong Mall
GU14 0NR
Tel: 01252 359 770
Clinic Manager: Ana Ivanetic
Nephrologists: Dr T Salter

Kingston Dialysis Unit

2 Manorgate House
Manorgate Road
Kingston KT2 7AL
Tel: 020 8296 4888
Clinic Manager: Angela Shearer
Consultant Nephrologist: Dr Nic Cole

Sutton Dialysis Unit

Copthall House
Grove Road
Surrey SM1 1DA
Tel: 020 8652 5270
Clinic Manager: Rhina Villalon

West Byfleet Dialysis Unit

Camphill Industrial Estate
Camphill Road
West Byfleet
Surrey KT14 6EW
Tel: 01932 359140
Clinic Manager: Iris Everisto
Consultant Nephrologists: Dr R Suckling and Dr S Somalanka

Outpatient services

The renal unit at St Helier Hospital sees patients on an outpatient basis at many different sites, providing a comprehensive range of outpatient clinics to meet the different health needs of our patients, including a number of combined clinics.

The outpatient sites include:

Crawley Hospital

The Crawley Kidney Unit, 
Whitworth Road,
RH11 7SS  
01293 511776

East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue
Surrey RH1 5RH
Tel: 01737 768511 ext 6482

Epsom Hospital

Dorking Road
Epsom, Surrey
KT18 7EG
Tel: 01372 735735

Fleet Hospital

61 Church Road
Surrey GU51 4LY
Tel: 01483 782000 

Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road
Surrey GU16 7UJ
Tel: 01276 604176
Contact: Gillian Smith 

Kingston Satellite Unit

2 Manorgate House
Manorgate Road
Tel: 020 8296 4888

Leatherhead Hospital

Poplar Road
KT22 8SD
Tel: 01372 384384

Croydon University Hospital

London Road
Thornton Heath
Tel: 020 8401 3000

Royal Surrey Hospital

Egerton Road
Tel: 01483 571122

St Helier Hospital (with dedicated renal outpatient department)

Wrythe Lane
TEl: 020 8296 2283

Ashford and St Peter's Hospital

Guildford Road
KT16 0PZ
01932 872000

Our consultant staff

The renal unit is staffed by a team of expert consultant nephrologists, two tiers of junior doctors, renal nurses, clinical nurse specialists, and a number of dedicated support staff, including a renal specialist pharmacist, social worker and dieticians.

The unit is also supported by a dedicated team of administrative staff and technical teams including IT and maintenance for all of our medical equipment.

Consultant staff

  • Dr David Makanjuola - joint lead for haemodialysis, infection control and junior doctor training
  • Dr Fiona Harris - joint medical director and lead for vasculitis
  • Dr Ginny Quan - joint medical director and home haemodialysis
  • Dr Hugh Gallagher - consultant nephrologist East Surrey
  • Dr Mona Wahba - lead for clinical risk
  • Dr Mysore Phanish - clinical lead for transplant
  • Dr Pauline Swift - lead for research
  • Dr Peter Andrews - consultant nephrologist Frimley Park 
  • Dr Vipula De Silva - lead for anaemia and renal bone disease, Renal IT
  • Dr Tracey Salter – consultant nephrologist Frimley Park
  • Dr Louise Ross – consultant nephrologist Frimley Park
  • Dr David Evans – consultant nephrologist Frimley Park
  • Dr Pritpal Virdee – consultant nephrologist Ashford & St Peters
  • Dr Robin Ramphul – consultant nephrologist Royal Surrey and St Helier
  • Dr Alifia Abbas – consultant nephrologist East Surrey
  • Dr Nicholas Cole – consultant nephrologist East Surrey
  • Dr Seema Jain – consultant nephrologist Epsom & Leatherhead
  • Dr Subash Somalanka – consultant nephrologist – Ashford & St Peters
  • Dr Simon Winn – consultant nephrologist St Helier
  • Dr Matt Varrier – consultant nephrologist St Helier
  • Dr Joe Wang – consultant nephrologist AMU
  • Dr Rebecca Suckling – consultant nephrologist
  • Dr Rebeka Jenkins - consultant nephrologist

Learning more about your condition

For many of our patients, the care that they receive with our renal teams will be long term and in some cases, life-long. We want our patients to feel empowered about their condition, and feel that they can take control of their care and wellbeing.

We run an ‘expert patients’ programme that aims to support people in increasing their confidence, improving their quality of life and better managing their condition.

For more information about this programme, known as Self Management UK, please visit their website.

Renal PatientView

Renal PatientView provides secure online information about renal patients' hospital records, such as diagnosis, treatment and your latest test results. This enables you to access this information at anytime and anywhere in the world, giving you complete control over who can see this information.

PatientView is only available from some UK renal units, including the one at St Helier Hospital. If you would like to gain access to this valuable resource, please speak with your haemodialysis nurse or renal doctor who will be able to put you in contact with the St Helier IT team.

If you would like to find out more about the work of the Renal PatientView team or see a demonstration of the PatientView system, please visit their website.

We also actively encourage patients to access their own results online using Renal PatientView.

St Helier and Surrey Kidney Patients Association

The St Helier and Surrey Kidney Patients Association is run by kidney patients, their families, friends and carers.

As well as providing valuable support and information to people with renal failure, they raise public awareness about renal issues, support national renal organisations, and work closely with hospital staff and management to improve conditions for patients with chronic kidney disease. 

Through fundraising activity, they are able to:

  • purchase medical and non-medical equipment for the renal unit
  • provide financial assistance to our members.

If you would like more information about the association, either as a patient or potential volunteer, please visit the St Helier and Surrey Kidney Patients Association Website (opens in a new window).

You may also want to find out more about the South West Thames Kidney Fund (opens in a new window) and the South West Thames Institute for Renal Research (opens in a new window).

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If you have any general queries please contact our team via email  or telephone 020 8296 2283.

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