Chronic Kidney Disease (Portsmouth Area)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th July 1966.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Robinson Mr Kenneth Robinson , St Pancras North 12:00 am, 4th July 1966

In addition to the ordinary medical services already available in the area, a renal unit for the investigation and treatment of kidney diseases was opened at Priorsdean Hospital, Portsmouth, in October, 1965, serving the Wessex Hospital Region as a whole. The Wessex Board also intends to build a unit at Priorsdean Hospital specifically for the treatment of chronic renal failure by intermittent dialysis. There is no reliable means of assessing how many people in the area are suffering from chronic kidney disease, nor what proportion of them would benefit from intermittent dialysis.