The unit is open for treatment from Monday to Saturday:
Between 7:15am and 10.30pm
Meet the team
The unit is run by renal-trained nurses, supported by junior nurses and care support workers. The senior sister for the unit is Saro Sajeev, the matron is Joel Delfin and the consultant nephrologist is Dr Ahmed Hamoud & Dr Reena Popat. Saro can be contacted Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm.
There are twice-weekly visits from a consultant nephrologist to ensure patients are medically-reviewed regularly. Outside of these times, doctors can be contacted by telephone by staff at Harlow for advice as required. Other health care professionals also provide support to patients including the psychosocial and renal dietetic teams. The water purification system and dialysis machines are supported by renal technologists.
The dialysis unit has its own car parking bays, with those attending for regular dialysis given a permit to park free of charge.
Food and drink
We are providing refreshments on the unit such as tea and biscuits for patients. There are also catering facilities in the main Princess Alexandra Hospital.
If you are a diabetic, it is advisable to bring a snack and cold drink with you.
Interested in more information?
Any patient interested in transferring their dialysis care to the Harlow dialysis unit, should either contact the unit directly, or ask their current dialysis unit to do so by calling: 01279 278205 (nurses station).