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Renal Medicine / Dialysis

BHS Dialysis UnitThis service provides haemodialysis for people in the Ballarat area. Support is also provided for patients dialysing in the region who require additional treatment in Ballarat.
Holiday dialysis is also available. Patients wishing to have holiday dialysis need to contact the service on (03) 5320 4521.

Address / Building Location

Ballarat Health Services (Base Hospital site)
Ground floor
Sturt Street entrance (Refer to map)

Contact details

Phone: (03) 5320 4521/4522
Facsimile: (03) 5320 4352

Dr. John Richmond
Consultant Physician and Nephrologist
1016 Mair Street
Ballarat, Vic. 3350
Phone: (03) 5331 3811
Fax: (03) 5331 8172

Nurse Unit Manager
Email: Catherine.Thomas@bhs.org.au
Phone: (03) 5320 4350

Director Nursing Services Internal Medicine and Critical Care
Email: Angie.Spencer@bhs.org.au
Phone: (03) 5320 4963

Hours of service

7am to 9pm Monday to Saturday

Outpatient / referral Information

Patients wishing to have holiday dialysis need to contact the:
Holiday co-ordinator:
Email SueAnne.Short@bhs.org.au
Phone: (03) 5320 4521.

Referrals to Outpatients are via the prescribed forms which are reviewed on a weekly basis by the Medical Registrar and Consultant.

A Pre-dialysis Nurse Coordinator is available to assist patients progressing from pre-dialysis to dialysis treatment.
Contact:
Pre-dialysis nurse co-ordinator
Email: Trish.Coutts@bhs.org.au
Phone: (03) 5320 6900

Additional information

The Dialysis and Renal Unit provides nephrological services for the hospital as well as a general medical service. Contact is via the Unit Registrar (03) 5320 4000.