Policy Statements - DIALYSIS CAPACITY


Passed by the NKF 12th July 2008

Dialysis provision must be increased to cope with existing patient numbers and the growth in the number of patients predicted. Patients should be given a choice to receive their dialysis in hospital or at home. Haemodialysis patients should generally receive haemodialysis three times a week.

All Dialysis Units should have spare capacity to ensure efficient operation.