Aintree renal unit provides outpatient and inpatient nephrology (renal) services to University Hospital Aintree and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trusts. 

Outpatient - Services are based at Walton Day Case and Outpatient Centre, Rice Lane, Liverpool, L9 1AE and University Hospital Aintree, Lower Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L9 7AL. These include nephrology new patients and follow ups.

Inpatient - Ward 20 is a renal ward which provides acute haemodialysis, Haemofiltration and plasma exchange support to patients with renal failure. 

ward 20

Inpatient Referral Services - This is a very important service provided by the unit to over 900 bedded hospital with various major specialities including Walton Neuro Centre.

For guidance on outpatient and inpatient referrals please follow link: Nephrology Referral Information

Acute Haemodialysis 

Acute haemodialysis is provided by dedicated 6 dialysis stations on renal Ward (ward 20), 6 days a week. Out of hours and on a Sunday, these services are supported by the Intensive Care Units of University Hospital Aintree and Southport and Ormskirk Hopsitals NHS Trust.

nurse with patient

Chronic Haemodialysis Satellite Units 

1. Fresenius Dialysis Unit

On site chronic haemodialysis unit at University hospital Aintree opened in February 2005.  This has 12 stations and runs 3 shifts on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 3 shifts on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. At present about 70 patients are dialysed on this unit.

Aintree Satellite Unit

 2. Waterloo Satellite Unit

This is based at Waterloo Dialysis Unit, Park Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 3XR.  This unit has 7 stations and 35 patients on dialysis. Please contact Gillian Nolan 0151 330 6765 for any information. This unit provides holiday dialysis facility. 

Home Haemodialysis

This is expanding gradually.


Service started in April 2008 and gradually expanding.

Renal Transplant

Renal transplant is performed at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. Follow up for these patients from Aintree catchment area will be set up in near future.