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News from the Kidney Services at Guy's and King's

News archive

New dialysis centre for south east London
April 2019
A new state-of-the-art facility for patients who need dialysis has opened in Lewisham, south east London. 

Kidney information films
January 2019
A series of four short films have been released aimed at adult patients with kidney disease. 

Kidney Treatment Centre official opening
September 2017
Two new centres for cancer and kidney treatment in Sidcup were officially opened by James Brokenshire MP on Tuesday 19 September.

New book helps families to talk about kidney disease with young children
June 2017
Children whose relatives have kidney disease will have a better understanding of the condition thanks to a new book made by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

New Kidney Treatment Centre Opens 
April 2017
Guy’s and St Thomas’ new Kidney Treatment Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital , Sidcup, opened its doors to patients for the first time on Monday 24 April.

Pioneering kidney transplant at Evelina London Children's Hospital
March 2017
Surgeons at Evelina London Children’s Hospital have carried out one of the UK’s first “paired” kidney transplants.

UK's first ever kidney transplant using robot-assisted keyhole surgery
September 26 2016
Pioneering surgeons at Guy's Hospital have carried out the UK's first ever kidney transplant using robot-assisted keyhole surgery.

UK's first HIV kidney transplants take place at Guy's and St Thomas'
May 9 2016
The UK's first successful kidney transplants from an HIV-positive donor to two HIV-positive recipients have taken place at Guy's and St Thomas'.

World’s first use of 3D printing in kidney transplantation
January 28 2016
Surgeons at Guy's and St Thomas' have pioneered the world's first use of 3D printing to support the successful transplantation of an adult kidney into a child.

Artwork unveiled to honour organ donors
April 9 2015
A major new artwork has been unveiled at Guy's Hospital in honour of those who have donated organs.

World Kidney Day 12th March 2015
February 23 2015
World Kidney Day is a global awareness and education event held each year on the second Thursday in March. This year the theme is kidney health for all.

Raising awareness of living donation in the African Caribbean community
August 26 2014
Dela Idowu is director of Living Donation, a community interest company and a committee member of the Guy's and St Thomas' Kidney Patients' Association. She has produced a short film: "We Are Family", an inspirational story about an African Caribbean family struggling to come to terms with one of their own recently diagnosed with kidney failure and who needs a transplant.

The ONE Study
May 29 2014
Over the last half century kidney transplantation has become ever more successful and is now the best treatment for many kidney patients. Early results are outstanding and people usually leave hospital with a well functioning new kidney and quickly return to an active life.

World Kidney Day 2014
February 3 2014
World Kidney Day, 13 March 2014, is an annual global awareness and education event. The theme this year is Kidney Health Matters -  Help Reduce the Risk to Your Kidneys.

Paralympic Hero Opens Borough Kidney Treatment Centre
May 8 2013
Paralympic gold medallist, David Weir opened Guy's and St Thomas' new kidney treatment centre in SE1 on 1st May 2013

Mykidneycare smartphone app
November 21 2012
Patients and clinical staff have created an app for young adult kidney patients to help them take control and manage their condition.

New Online Network for Young Kidney Patients
November 21 2011
A new group has been set up in London and the South East to help young kidney patients access peer support.

National Transplant Week 4-10 July 2011
July 14 2011
National Transplant Week was 4th - 10th July, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) called on the UK public to reduce transplant waiting times by signing up to the Organ Donor Register.

World Kidney Day, 10th March 2011
March 24 2011
Treating kidney disease early could help reduce deaths from heart disease.

Health Minister Visits
Nov 9 2010
Health Minister Simon Burns visited Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

British Science Fair
Oct 20 2010
King's College London reveals vision for 'extending the life of the transplant'

King´s opens its fifth satellite unit at Sydenham
Mar 4,2010
A new dialysis unit is opened in Sydenham

New dialysis unit to open at Sidcup
July 15 2010
The new dialysis unit at Sidcup is officially opened.
Jan 29, 2010
A new dialysis unit is to open at Sidcup, Kent; bringing dialysis to the local community.

Dialysis Demolition Day
Aug 5 2009
Defunct dialysis machines were turned into works of art on World Kidney Day as part of a publicity drive to encourage people to join the organ donor list.

The Pyrenean Challenge
Aug 5 2009
John Scoble is now on the last leg of his Pyrenean challenge. The Associate Medical Director and kidney consultant at Guy's and St Thomas´ has been walking for a month. He is completing the challenge with fellow nephrologist, Paul Stevens, a former president of the British Renal Society, and Paul´s son Charlie.

New Kidney Treatment Centre at Tunbridge Wells
Aug 1 2009
Guy's and St Thomas` NHS Foundation Trust have opened a new Kidney Treatment Centre in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.