Diaverum UK announces the opening of its new, purpose-built renal centre in Blackburn, North West England.

While the Laurie Solomon Renal Centre officially launched on 1 September, the centre opened on 15 August, to allow for the seamless transition of our patients and staff from previous locations.

Providing care, True care to our patients

The first of our clinics in the UK to be built from the ground up, our new clinic is comprised of 24 dialysis stations, outpatient and virtual consultation facilities.  It has been designed with patient comfort and safety as its main priorities, and includes:

  • a Minimal Care area, designated specifically for patients who want the flexibility of “dropping in” to undertake their dialysis treatment independently, without the need for nursing assistance
  • a Self-Care area, which encourages patients who wish to learn how to carry out aspects of their own dialysis treatment, under the supervision of a caregiver; and
  • support for patients that want to manage their treatment at home

Local clinic staff will also have access to improved facilities.

The new clinic has been named in honour of Dr Laurence Solomon, Consultant Nephrologist, who will be retiring at the end of September after 50 years in the NHS.

Lisa Jordan, Managing Director for Diaverum UK commented on the new clinic: “Our patients are with us for many hours each week, so it is important that they receive treatment in a safe and comfortable environment.

“The Laurie Solomon Renal Centre, like all our new East Lancashire Renal Centres, have been designed to provide enough clinic room capacity to allow dialysis and outpatient appointments, trainings and virtual consultation facilities to take place in the same building. It offers maximum accessibility for service users. The Trust and Patients were involved in the designing of the new renal centre, to ensure the unit meets their needs, and we are looking forward to welcoming them to their new and permanent facility. I would like to thank everyone involved in the project”.

This new centre in Blackburn is the fourth clinic in our contract with the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, for the delivery of renal services across the Lancashire and South Cumbria regions. It is the latest in a series of exciting news for Diaverum UK, who over the past few months have launched new clinics in Ulverston, Burnley and refurbished the existing dialysis unit at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.

With this news, Diaverum UK presence extends to 34 clinics across the country, with more than 530 staff caring for over 3,000 patients, making this one of our most dynamic markets, worldwide.

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