NHS Wales News - Health Minister opens new kidney dialysis unit in Cardiff
A new kidney dialysis unit, which will increase capacity and improve care for patients, will be officially opened by Health Minister Edwina Hart today [Thursday, 20 November] in Cardiff.
Previously, kidney dialysis patients had access to 16 dialysis stations at outdated facilities at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
Initially, the new unit opens with 18 dialysis machines, rising to 20 by December and will increase to 24 by March next year, with room to expand.
Roy J. Thomas, Chairman of the Kidney Wales Foundation and Donate Wales campaign, said: "We are fully committed along with the Welsh Assembly Government, to world class renal facilities such as the new dialysis unit in Cardiff across the whole of Wales. Transplant and dialysis treatments in Wales are improving under this government and we are working in partnership to ensure this continues and that more kidney patients and their families in Wales benefit."