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Renal Care

Service Description:

Delivery of renal care within Greater Manchester is organised on a hub (centre) and spoke model and divided between the East and West sectors.  Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) is the centre for the East Sector providing comprehensive renal care for approximately 1.4 million people living in North, South and Central Manchester, Tameside & Glossop, Stockport, South Trafford and South Cheshire,  Services provided at MRI includes outpatient, inpatient, pre-dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, haemodialysis, Lipid aphaeresis and ABO transplantation.  The renal department is also a partner in the regional kidney/pancreas transplantation unit also based at MRI, which performs over 200 transplants per year.  Hope Hospital is the centre for the West Sector. -

Inpatient facilities are provided on wards 36 and 37 and together with the haemodialysis unit, outpatient, peritoneal dialysis and Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) training unit, administrative offices as well as the research laboratories are situated in purpose built accommodation.  The department manages over 100 renal failure patients per year.

Maintenance haemodialysis is provided at MRI (29 stations) and in satellite units (spokes) at Wythenshawe (20 stations), Tameside (18 stations), NMGH (16 stations), Macclesfield (12 stations), Stockport (16 stations) and Prestwich (6 stations).  An increasing number of patients also undertake haemodialysis in their own homes, supported by renal community nurses, following a period of training in the home dialysis training unit currently based at Wythenshawe but managed by MRI.  In addition the directorate manages around 90 peritoneal dialysis patients.

All the renal consultants see patients with general nephrology problems but in addition have their own special interests which include peritoneal dialysis, metabolic bone disease, diabetic nephropathy, glomerular disease, critical care nephrology, Vaculitis, antenatal and renal transplantation. As well as undertaking outpatient clinics at MRI, the renal consultants undertake clinics at North Manchester General, Wythenshawe, Macclesfield, Stepping Hill, Tameside and Trafford hospitals.

The renal department at MRI has close ties with diabetes and vascular surgery, the departments of biochemistry, immunology, nuclear medicine and radiology as well as with the University Medical School.  The department also provides renal support to the regional cardio-thoracic transplant unit at Wythenshawe Hospital.

The department is actively involved in a variety of clinical and basic science research projects.  The Manchester Institute of Nephrology and Transplantation (MINT) co-ordinate research.


Ground Floor
New MRI Building
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9WL

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  • Senior Medical Staff


Dr R Challiner            
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in critical care nephrology and acute kidney injury

Dr L Ebah

Consultant Nephrologist with interest in haemodialysis

Dr K Hillman              
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in renal genetics and transitional care.

Dr A Hutchison          
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in bone disease and dialysis

Dr D Kanigicherla      
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in Glomerulonephritis and Clinical Transplantation (Locum Consultant)

Dr S Mitra                  
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in haemodialysis

Dr M Morton              
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in transplantation (Locum Consultant)

Dr M Patel                  
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in lupus and vasculitis as well as medical education

Dr M Picton                
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in transplantation and Clinical Director for renal services

Dr I Szeki                   
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in interventional nephrology, vasculitis and apheresis

Dr A Vardhan             
Consultant Nephrologist with interest in peritoneal dialysis, diabetic renal disease and interventional nephrology

Dr M Venning             
Consultant Nephrologist with interest antenatal, lupus and vasculitis as well as medical education

Associate Specialists

Dr A Bubtana             
Associate Specialist with interest in dialysis

Dr G Hirst                   
Associate Specialist with interest in pre-dialysis and end of life care

  • Senior Nursing Staff

Mrs C Flaherty           
Matron - Inpatient Services

Mrs S Heatley            
Matron - Specialist Services/Community

Ms M Hill                    
Matron - Haemodialysis Services

  • Other

Mr G Terriere             
Directorate Manager

Mrs D Comer             
Assistant Directorate Manager


08.30 am - 5.30 pm



General/Appointment Enquiries: 0161 276 6053

Administrative Enquiries: 0161 276 4511

For renal transplant enquires - 0161 276 4976

Haemodialysis Unit:                           
Tel:  0161 276 6164

Peritoneal Dialysis/CAPD Unit:         
Tel:  0161 276 4212

Ward 36:                                            
Tel:  0161 276 4098

Ward 37:                                            
Tel:  0161 276 3529

Satellite Units, Haemodialysis Training Unit and consultants involved

Altrincham Dialysis Unit
Home Training Unit 0161 413 7760
Dialysis Unit 0161 413 7752 (Reception) or 0161 413 7767 (Nurse Base)

North Manchester Satellite Unit:        
Tel:  0161 720 2345
(Dr M Picton and Dr M Patel)

Tameside Satellite Unit:                     
Tel:  0161 922 4305
(Dr M Morton and Dr D Kanigicherla)

Stockport Satellite Unit:                     
Tel:  0161 474 8390
(Dr A Bubtana)

Macclesfield Satellite Unit:                
Tel:  01625 661 031
(Dr K Hillman)

Prestwich Satellite Unit:                     
Tel:  0161 772 3872
(Dr S Mitra)

Haemodialysis Training Unit:             
Tel:  0161 291 6273


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