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The Portland Hospital’s consultant-led specialist Dialysis Service provides treatments for both Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease. Working closely with the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, the team has a multidisciplinary approach and delivers high quality care.

As the only dedicated private Paediatric Dialysis Service in the UK, our consultant-led service is supported by our multidisciplinary paediatric teams and provides the following treatments:

  • Holiday Dialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)
  • Haemodialysis (HD) for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) on our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

The Portland Hospital has access to over 160 of the world’s leading paediatric consultants in more than 50 specialties, in-house specialised paediatric imaging and nutrition services enabling it to provide comprehensive treatment to manage the multi-system complications associated with Renal Disease.

The Dialysis Service is led by Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist Dr Daljit K Hothi.

For further information including pricing or to make a referral please contact:

For urgent referrals requiring a medical admission please contact:

  • Our Paediatric Site Practitioner on +44 (0)20 7390 8111 (option 2)

Brian’s Story

Brian, a previously fit and healthy 13 year old, became extremely unwell during a holiday in Croatia and was treated at The Portland Hospital in July 2015.

Brian initially presented dehydrated, lethargic, anuric, with profuse vomiting and diarrhoea. He was diagnosed with an AKI, hyperkalaemia, and acidosis and was consequently commenced on CRRT prior to his transfer to the UK.

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On his arrival at The Portland Hospital, Brian presented with a dialysis dependent AKI, acute hepatitis, anaemia, and thrombocytopenia as a consequence of suspected haemolytic uremic syndrome secondary to E.coli.

He continued his dialysis therapy and by the end of the second week his kidney function demonstrated early signs of recovery. Once sufficiently stable and with his dialysis prescription optimised he was repatriated to the USA where he continued treatment on an outpatient basis at home.

Brian’s kidneys made a full recovery.

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