The Kidney Health Service provides comprehensive kidney care, assessment, management of kidney disease and delivery of therapies including acute kidney care, dialysis, kidney transplantation and kidney supportive care.
Our team of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals (dietitians, pharmacists, psychologists and social workers) provide individualised care for patients in the hospital and community.
We offer a comprehensive service including:
- general kidney outpatient community clinics
- outpatient consultations in the subspecialties of chronic kidney disease, diabetic kidney disease, dialysis, kidney supportive care, renal genetics, transplantation and vasculitis
- telemedicine delivery of care
- specialised inpatient care and consultations
- preparation of patients for kidney transplantation and post-transplant care
- training for independent haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
- independent dialysis, including home based dialysis, supported by an ambulatory care team
- dependent chronic centre based haemodialysis
- transition to end of kidney life.
How to access this service
To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.
If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.
What to bring
- Your Medicare card
- Private health insurance card (if you have one)
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
- Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
- Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
- Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
- Something to read or do while you wait
- An adult carer to support you and take you home
- Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney (if you have one)
- A jacket or cardigan in case you get cold
- A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
- Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
- Your toiletries and personal items
- Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
- Something to read or do during your stay
- Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
- Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you
Kidney Health Service appointments
Location: Level 9, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 8576 or (07) 3646 3864
Fax: (07) 3646 8572
Open: Monday-Friday 7.30am-4.00pm
Need help outside hours?
For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.
In an emergency call 000.
Refer a patient
To refer a patient, view the Renal referral guideline.
GP and Specialist Referral Hotline: 1300 364 938
Referrals containing insufficient information or that are illegible will be returned to the referring practitioner. This may result in appointment delays and treatment for your patient.
For urgent outpatient referrals, the referring doctor should phone the consultant nephrologist on call or send the patient to the Emergency Department. The on-call consultant nephrologist can be contacted through RBWH switchboard on (07) 3646 8111.
Our Kidney Health Service offers a range of kidney services to people living in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, the lower end of the Sunshine Coast and to inpatients of Queensland Health facilities in this area.
We practice a strong multidisciplinary approach to patient care. We work from a wellness model and align with community needs by locating our clinics in facilities within the community. We aim to match your patients to the nearest service location that meets their clinical need.
We are proactive in community engagement, specifically with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through partnerships with the Moreton Bay Community Elders and the non-government organisation Kidney Health Australia. We are transitioning to consumer representation on our planning and management groups.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- Chronic Kidney care
- Conjoint diabetic kidneys
- Keeping Kidneys in the Community – GP with Special Interest in CKD
- KidGen and conjoint renal genetics
- Kidney Supportive Care
- Kidney Transplantation
- Vasculitis Kidney Disease – conjoint renal rheumatology