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

Paralympic hero opens dialysis centre

David Weir opening the Borough Kidney Treatment CentreParalympic gold medallist David Weir officially opened the Borough Kidney Treatment Centre in SE1 on Wednesday 1 May. This community based centre, run by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, provides a relaxing, pleasant environment for patients with kidney disease to dialyse at a time and place convenient to them.

David Weir said "I am delighted to officially open the Borough Kidney Treatment Centre. It feels less like a clinic and more like a home-from-home for kidney patients who need dialysis three times a week. The effort that Guy's and St Thomas' are making to empower patients who want to manage their own condition and tailor their treatment to their own convenience is amazing".

Charge Nurse Ewrin Desendario explained: "We've made a big effort to fit the service around our patients' needs so they can request an appointment that suits them. We are open from 7am - 11pm Monday to Saturday so that people can fit dialysis around their work and personal commitments, rather than the other way round."

The centre includes a self care area for people who want to do some or all of their own treatment and training and support for people wishing to learn to do dialysis at home.