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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


  • 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 PCT’s

  • 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 PCT’s

  • Opened in late 2007

  • Contract with local taxi company- City taxis

  • Flexibility

  • Mobility


Barnsley satellite
Barnsley Satellite PCT’s

  • Pilot for Personal Health Budgets

  • 5 patients with ongoing recruitment of further patients


Future
Future PCT’s

  • 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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