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SHEFFIELD KIDNEY INSTITUTE. A Renal unit perspective of patient transport for haemodialysis. Sheffield Kidney Institute. Two haemodialysis wards at main unit based at Northern General Hospital dialysing 280 patients

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sheffield kidney institute

SHEFFIELD KIDNEY INSTITUTE

A Renal unit perspective of patient transport for haemodialysis

sheffield kidney institute1
Sheffield Kidney Institute
  • Two haemodialysis wards at main unit based at Northern General Hospital dialysing 280 patients
  • Satellites - Chesterfield, Barnsley, Heeley (south Sheffield) & Rotherham dialysing 280 patients
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Transport contract held by acute trusts initially & now with PCT’s
  • Dialysis transport included in the overall trust transport contract
  • Transport providers – Yorkshire Ambulance Service for South Yorkshire Patients, East Midlands Ambulance Service for Derbyshire & North Nottinghamshire patients, City taxis for Heeley satellite
issues facing units
Issues facing units
  • Increasing patient numbers
  • Changing mobility & dependency of patients- increased need for 2 man ambulance
  • Flexibility within unit schedules
  • Timeliness of arrival & departure
  • Communication with transport providers
  • Patient complaints
heeley satellite
Heeley satellite
  • Opened in late 2007
  • Contract with local taxi company- City taxis
  • Flexibility
  • Mobility
barnsley satellite
Barnsley Satellite
  • Pilot for Personal Health Budgets
  • 5 patients with ongoing recruitment of further patients
future
Future
  • Separate transport contract for South Yorkshire Haemodialysis patients from 1st July 2011
  • Derbyshire County PCT going out to tender later in 2011
  • Personal Health Budgets
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