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Renal Transplant is where we give someone a new kidney.
This page has information about:
- The work of this department
- The staff involved
- How to contact us
Who are we?
The Renal Transplant Unit, also known as the Sir Peter Medawar Transplant Unit, offer a high quality kidney transplant service for patients in Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales, and further afield.
Kidney transplantation improves the longevity and quality of life for many patients with kidney disease. The development of effective immunosuppressive drugs and the refinement of surgical procedures have led to remarkable improvements in the long-term success of kidney transplantation. The transplantation procedure is now widely recognised as an effective, and preferred, therapeutic option for the transplant of many forms of kidney disease.
What do we do?
The unit performs living and deceased donor kidney transplants on approximately 100 patients each year. The unit boasts a first-rate reputation for its innovative clinical research, academic excellence, and excellent success rates.The programme's interdisciplinary approach to kidney transplantation integrates surgical, medical, and clinical support specialists to engage in the continuous care and management of the patient through every stage of a successful kidney transplant.
Our surgeons work side-by-side with specially trained transplant medical staff including Nephrologists, Immunologists, Infectious Disease Specialists, Anaesthetists, and Cardiologists who together, provide unmatched expertise before and after a transplant.
Our dedicated team also includes Clinicians, Specialist Nurses, Staff Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Pharmacist, Dietician, Social Workers and Administration staff who solely work with transplant patients.
Our service objective is to ensure the services matches demand in an environment that is suitable to ensure safe, efficient and effective patient care.
More specifically, we aim to:
- Provide excellent pre, intra and post kidney transplant care to our patients
- Maintain academic excellence in clinical transplant research
- Provide transplant training to medical students, residents and Nephrology fellows
- Promote organ donation
- Work with our partners in the community to foster greater understanding of transplantation, its benefits and its outcomes
- Work within the greater national and international transplant community to improve the quality of life for transplant patients
Mr Stephen Baily - General Manager
Miss Jodi Tennant - Deputy General Manager
Tracey Cullen - Matron
Mr A Hammad - Contact Aaron-Lea Carnegie 0151 706 3486
Mr S Mehra - Contact Aaron-Lea Carnegie 0151 706 3486
Mr A Sharma - Contact Aaron-Lea Carnegie 0151 706 3486
Mr D Ridgeway - Contact Annette Dunne 0151 706 3848
Mr A El-Bakry - Contact Annette Dunne 0151 706 3848
Key Nursing Staff
Helen Machin - Transplant Recipient Coordinator - 0151 706 3432
Karen Ward - Transplant Recipient Coordinator - 0151 706 3500
Eddie Gregg - Transplant Recipient Coordinator - 0151 706 4724
Sally Heyworth - Transplant Specialist Nurse - 0151 706 3431
Jean Shallcross - Living Donor Coordinator - 0151 706 4661
Ann Strong - Living Donor Coordinator - 0151 706 4725
Jonathan Davies - Clinical Nurse Specialist - 0151 706 3257
Jinnoy Thomas - Nurse Clinician - 0151 706 3494
Gifty Agbley - Nurse Clinician - 0151 706 3494
Tilly Leach - Vascular Access Nurse - 0151 706 3516
Other Key Staff
Kaylea Allport - Vascular Access/Theatre Coordinator - 0151 706 3492
Vascular Access/Theatre Coordinator
0151 706 3492