Renal Services

Launceston General Hospital

Renal Services

The Renal Service is available within the Launceston General Hospital and the North West Satellite Renal Unit.

The Renal Units provide a service to people from North and North West Tasmania and people from other units who are holidaying in Tasmania. People who attend the units are those with:

  • Chronic renal failure (not on dialysis);
  • With kidney disease who may develop kidney failure;
  • On peritoneal dialysis;
  • On haemodialysis; and
  • Who are going to have a kidney transplant or who have had a kidney transplant;

Services provided include:

  • Education days for patients, families and carers about living with kidney disease and treatment options available to them;
  • Haemodialysis treatment; Education and support for people on home haemodialysis;
  • Arranging and supporting outpatient clinics; assistance in arranging tests, paperwork, education and support for people who are going on to the kidney waiting list, and people who's relatives may be able to donate them a kidney;
  • Education for people on peritoneal dialysis, giving guidance and support as required and making home visits; education of staff on kidney disease and treatments;
  • Provide follow-up for people after a kidney transplant; and
  • Education for the general public as requested.

The staff of the Renal Unit understand that adjusting to life with kidney disease may be difficult and stressful. Please contact us with any questions you or your family may have, and for any support that is required.

A 24 hour on-call service is available through the LGH Switchboard on (03) 6777 6777.

Opening Hours:

LGH Renal Unit

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 7.00am to 9.00pm

Tuesday and Thursday - 7.00am to 4.30pm

Saturdays - 7.00am to 3.30pm

Phone: (03) 6777 6047

Fax: (03) 6777 5226

North West Renal Unit

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 7.00am to 9.00pm

Tuesday and Thursday - 8.00am to 4.30pm

Closed weekends

Phone: (03) 6477 7746

Fax: (03) 6464 1917

The Renal Unit is located on Level 3 at the Launceston General Hospital.