Diaverum UK works in close partnership with the NHS to deliver high quality renal services for people with chronic kidney disease.

We deliver our services from nurse led kidney treatment centres, working closely with NHS Trust nephrology, renal nursing and multidisciplinary teams. We provide a variety of dialysis modalities including haemodialysis, haemodialfiltration, nocturnal dialysis, home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and we also facilitate a range of nephrology outpatient clinics. Most of our services operate from community based satellite facilities, but we also manage a number of main renal units.

In addition to fully managed nurse led dialysis, we provide a facilities and equipment service for those Trusts that wish to retain full control of clinical service delivery.

Diaverum is a dedicated service provider: we do not manufacture equipment or products. This independence brings important benefits to our patients and NHS partners. It means we can select the optimal technical solutions for patient care, and also that our goals are fully aligned with our NHS peers. Our overriding objective is identical to that of our NHS partners - to enhance quality of life for renal patients.

Over the past 10 years we have invested heavily in new facilities, equipment and services, with the sole aim to provide a better service for UK renal patients. We have built a large number of new state of the art renal centres, providing environments that are highly functional yet warm and homely. Our expansion has enabled many dialysis patients to travel far less to receive their treatment, giving them back valuable time and enhancing quality of life.

We have grown from being a small provider, caring for 200 patients in 2008, to the largest independent dialysis provider in the UK, caring for more than 2,000 patients via our network of state of the art renal centres. Including our facilities managed services, we are responsible for the care of approximately 3,000 patients across a network of 31 kidney treatment centres. Our growth has been driven by the strong alignment between our goals and those of our NHS partners, our patient centred culture, and the fact that we work tirelessly to deliver high quality, continually.

At the heart of our service are our wonderful clinical teams: the nurses and dialysis support workers that deliver high quality, personalised care each day. As our operation has grown in size and scope, we have become an ever more attractive employer for healthcare professionals wishing to develop their skills and careers.

Key Milestones

2008

  • Establishment of our UK head office in St Albans.

2010

  • Rotherham clinic completely refurbished and extended, with significant enhancements to patient experience and capacity.
  • New dialysis centre installed at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, enabling up to 72 patients to benefit from treatment much closer to home.
  • New dialysis centre installed at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, enabling up to 40 patients to benefit from treatment much closer to home.

2011

  • Transfer of the dialysis services at Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees.

2012

  • New dialysis centre created at Lings Bar Community Hospital in Nottingham, enabling further capacity and convenience for patients living in south Nottingham.

2013

  • New dialysis centres created in Bedford and Harlow, facilitating the reconfiguration of renal services for East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, and enabling up to 180 patients to benefit from treatment much closer to home.

2014

  • Four new dialysis centres built in the West Midlands, enabling 450 patients to receive treatment in an enhanced environment.
  • New dialysis centre created in Eastbourne, enabling up to 80 patients to benefit from treatment much closer to home.

2015

  • Crawley dialysis service transferred from old hospital site to a new state of the art stand-alone facility, offering an enhanced environment and additional capacity.

2016

  • New dialysis centre created in Redditch, enabling up to 80 patients to benefit from treatment much closer to home.
  • Transfer of the dialysis service at Colchester, including a main renal unit and acute dialysis ward.

2017

  • New, state of the art kidney treatment centre created in Sidcup, providing an enhanced environment, additional capacity, and a large outpatient facility.
  • New, state of the art kidney treatment centre created in Walsall, providing an enhanced environment and additional capacity.
  • Transfer of the dialysis service at Ipswich, including a main renal unit, satellite clinic in Aldeburgh, and home dialysis service.

2018

  • New, state of the art kidney treatment centre created in Thamesmead, enabling up to 120 patients to benefit from treatment much closer to home.

2019

  • New satellite clinic opened in Clacton, enabling up to 50 patients to benefit from treatment much closer to home.
  • New, state of the art kidney treatment centre created at Lewisham Hospital, providing an enhanced environment, additional capacity, and ability to treat hospital inpatients without the need to travel to central London.
  • Transfer of the facilities service for four satellite dialysis units in South East London on behalf of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust.

2020

  • Development of a new, state of the art kidney treatment centre in Norwich, enabling relocation of the existing service from the hospital to a community based, more accessible location. The service incorporates facilities management of a satellite unit in Cromer, and a home dialysis service.
  • Transfer of the dialysis services at Havant and Salisbury, with significant investments and upgrades to service quality.
  • Award of a contract to reconfigure dialysis services in East Lancashire and South Cumbria, through construction of three new state of the art kidney treatment centres.

 

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