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Nephrology/Renal Services at Flinders Medical Centre

The Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) Renal Service provides for the diagnosis and management of all renal medical conditions, hypertension and electrolyte disorders.

Renal Service provides training for renal advanced trainees, basic physician trainees and has an active involvement with teaching of medical students. The Renal service has an active basic science and clinical research program.

Services currently available:

  • Inpatients services for all renal medical conditions
  • Acute haemodialysis 
  • Maintenance haemodialysis 
  • Home dialysis services – home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Renal biopsies to detect kidney problems
  • Monitoring and management of renal anaemia
  • Chronic kidney disease education
  • Renal replacement therapy education which includes haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, renal transplant and conservative management
  • Renal transplant work up
  • Peritoneal dialysis education and training

Outpatients follow up for renal patients which include:

  • Patients with acute kidney injury
  • Patients with chronic kidney disease
  • Patients on maintenance haemodialysis 
  • Patients on maintenance peritoneal dialysis
  • Post renal transplant follow up
  • Patients with metabolic renal disease
  • Patients with renal calculi (medical management)

Renal Specialists providing services at FMC:

Associate Professor Jeffrey Barbara
Professor Jonathan Gleadle
Dr Rajiv Juneja
Associate Professor Jordan Li
Dr Caroline Milton
Dr George Passaris
Dr Nitesh Rao

Department contact details
Nephrology Director – Dr Rajiv Juneja
Renal Unit Secretary – Ms Sue Aikin
Telephone: (08) 8204 4965
Fax: (08) 8204 6060

Other services 

Nephrology/Renal Services at Noarlunga Hospital  

Clinics

Renal Clinic at Flinders Medical Centre 
Noarlunga GP Plus Renal Clinic

Haemodialysis Unit

The Haemodialysis Unit provides dialysis for acute and chronic haemodialysis patients within Flinders Medical Centre (FMC).

Contact details
Nurse Unit Manager
Telephone: (08) 8204 5211 
Fax: (08) 8204 5113 
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm 

Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis is a home based renal replacement therapy whereby a tube is inserted into the abdomen. Fluid is flushed through this tube in order to undertake the dialysis. The dialysis process is undertaken by the patient or family/friends.

The Peritoneal Dialysis Unit offers training and support for patients undertaking both continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated peritoneal dialysis (APD) within their own home. This service is provided for both metropolitan and country patients.

Services offered

  • Education for patients and family/friends about peritoneal dialysis
  • Initial training and ongoing support for patients undertaking peritoneal dialysis
  • Inpatient assistance for peritoneal dialysis patients
  • Support for patients from the country, including home visits and liaison with local doctor and nursing staff
  • Community support to all peritoneal dialysis patients via phone and home visits

Contact details

Associate Nurse Unit Managers
Ms Bridgette Kollias and Ms Peta Gunson-Turner
Location: Flat 5, F block, residential flats
Telephone: (08) 8204 5378
Fax: (08) 8204 6622
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.30pm (after hours please contact Ward 6G: (08) 8204 4837)

Renal Speciality Nursing Staff:
(contact via FMC switchboard: (08) 8204 5511)

Ms Jane van der Jeugd
Nurse Practitioner - Nephrology/Transplantation
Renal Transplant Coordinator

Ms Amanda Luke
Renal Failure Nurse Consultant
Chronic Kidney Disease/Pre Dialysis/Renal vascular access

Ms Anne Arnold and Ms Meg Pummeroy
Renal Anaemia Co-ordinators

Ms Meg Pummeroy
Renal Speciality Nurse - research

Renal Unit Hospital Scientist
Dr Darling Rojas-Canales

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