Dialysis Services

​Transient (Visitors) Dialysis in Christchurch

The Dialysis Service provides both haemodialysis and CAPD. Haemodialysis is carried out in either the Acute Dialysis Unit or the Home Dialysis Training Centre, each of which has 5 stations. Which unit visitors dialyse in is dependent upon department workload.

Operational hours

  • Operational hours are between 08:00 to 15:30 hours Monday to Friday.

All dialysis must be completed within these times unless special arrangements are made. Meals are not provided during dialysis.

A minimum of 2 months notice is required to book visitor dialysis unless special arrangements have been made with the Manager, Dialysis Services.

All visiting dialysis patients must have documentary evidence of negative status for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV and multisite MRSA.

MRSA swabs must be taken from the nares, groins, perineum and any open wounds or areas of dermatitis. A 2 day salt swab enrichment broth to enhance the recovery of MRSA must be included.

These tests must be completed within one month of the proposed dialysis in Christchurch. All patients will be rescreened at the time of their first dialysis.

A full clinical and dialysis summary is required prior to confirmation of the booking.

Unless a reciprocal health care arrangement exists between New Zealand and the country of origin of visiting patients the charge per dialysis is $NZ650 inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Contact information

Further enquiries and booking should be directed to the Nurse Manager, Dialysis Services.

Nurse Manager: Wendy Cuthill
Phone +64-3-364 0610
Fax +64-3-364 0613
Email wendy.cuthill@cdhb.health.nz

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Page last reviewed: 05 September 2013
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