Essex Kidney Centre

We are a team of healthcare professionals who provide care to patients who have kidney problems. This can involve Acute Kidney injury, Chronic Kidney disease and Kidney Replacement therapy. We have a range of specialised staff from Doctors, Nurses and Support staff including Psychologists and Dieticians. 

We work closely with various medical teams supporting patients and any kidney issue they may have during their inpatient stay. We can provide a variety of in hospital care options including acute dialysis, renal biopsy and specialist medication to support kidney function to enable patients to recover.  

We work with our surgical and radiological colleagues to provide access options across all three sites in preparation for long term renal replacement therapy. 

Video appointments

Many of our services offer video calls as a more convenient way of having an appointment with one of our healthcare professionals. This reduces the need for you to attend the hospital physically.

If you have an appointment letter with a video appointement link and instructions, please read more on our Video appointments page.

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The more complex inpatient work is focused at Basildon Hospital.


We have dialysis units at Orsett Hospital, Basildon, Broomfield and Southend Hospitals.

These units provide long term outpatient based haemodialysis. We also support peritoneal and home haemodialysis patients. We have specialised nurses that can provide renal homecare support.  

Although kidney patients can be admitted at any of the three acutes – those needing more complex care and support will be transferred to Elizabeth Fry ward at Basildon Hospital where their care needs will be met.

At Basildon we can support more investigations including support from interventional radiology, vascular surgery, cardiothoracic and intensive care teams.  

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There are outpatient clinics held at Basildon, Broomfield and Southend Hospitals.  Our clinics cover:

  • general nephrology
  • conservative care
  • transplant
  • advanced kidney care.

We also have sub speciality care clinics e.g polycystic kidney disease and lupus nephritis. 

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We work both with Royal London Hospital (London) and Addenbrookes Hospital (Cambridge) who carry out kidney transplants for our Trust and it's patients and the care pre-surgery and three months onwards after transplant is done at our hospitals.  

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As one of our patients, you will have access to both NHS and commercial research studies which are running within the service.

If you are eligible, you might be contacted to take part, alternatively, you can ask your consultant if you are interested in taking part in research.

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Patient information

National Kidney Federation

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Kidney Care UK

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Contact us

For any general queries, please call the renal administration on call 01268 394774 or you can email

  • Basildon Hospital (Elizabeth Fry ward) - call 01268 394636.
  • Broomfield Hospital (Terling ward) call - 01245 513920.
  • Southend Hospital (Blenheim ward) call - 01702 385549.