Sometimes kidney diseases can lead to kidney failure (also referred to as renal failure). Dialysis removes waste and extra fluid from the blood when the kidneys fail.
We provide dialysis in four locations across the Central Coast in addition to a home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis training service for those who are able to dialyse at home.
Dialysis is provided six days per week.
You will need a referral from a renal specialist (nephrologist) to access dialysis services. Your GP will be able to refer you to a nephrologist.
Holiday or respite dialysis can be organised through Gosford Hospital Renal Unit, subject to availability.
Gosford Hospital renal unit
Gosford Hospital renal unit, also referred to as the ‘incentre’ is located on level 3 of Gosford Hospital.
Contact: 02 4320 3668
Gosford Hospital satellite renal unit
The satellite renal unit is located on the periphery of the Gosford Hospital campus at 4 Ward Street.
Contact: 02 4320 5310
Lake Haven renal unit
The renal unit is located in the Lake Haven Community Health Centre, Stratford Road, Lake Haven.
Contact: 02 4393 1781
Long Jetty dialysis unit
The dialysis unit is located on the grounds of the Long Jetty Healthcare Centre, Wyong Road, Killarney Vale.
The home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis training service is provided from this dialysis unit.
Contact: 02 4336 7920
Home Dialysis by Kidney Health Australia – a comprehensive source of information about home dialysis.
Renal Resource Centre – provides renal patients with information and educational material to assist them in managing the effects of renal disease on their lifestyle.
Renal Society of Australasia – is a not-for-profit professional association that aims to advance the care of people with kidney disease.
For more information please phone 02 4320 3668.