Dialysis Machines: Gloucestershire

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th July 2018.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been fully trained to receive dialysis at home in the Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust area in each of the last five years for which data are available.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust advises that, in the past five years, nine patients have successfully received home haemodialysis (HHD). More patients have undergone training for HHD but not progressed to receiving dialysis at home. The reasons for this include:

- the patient does not master the training;

- the patient dies before commencing HDD; or

- the patient has a successful transplant.

It can take some patients up to six months to get to the stage where they are fully trained and the equipment is installed.

In relation to peritoneal dialysis (PD), the Trust advises that around 200 patients have undertaken PD in the last five years. 41 patients are currently receiving PD at home.

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