Renal Medicine and Transplantation

The Department of Renal Medicine and Transplantation at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital provides comprehensive tertiary services in the diagnosis, treatment, care and support for people with acute and chronic kidney disease.

We provide inpatient and outpatient services, as well as 24-hour on-call services for patients living in the northern metropolitan area, with outreach to Joondalup and the Midwest (Geraldton, Carnarvon) regions of Western Australia.

Our service provides medical, nursing and allied health kidney care for patients with all aspects of kidney diseases, including:

  • Pre-dialysis and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) education
  • Dialysis treatment (haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) and access surgery
  • Kidney transplant
  • Resistant hypertension and fluid/electrolyte disorders
  • Metabolic and inherited kidney disease
  • Mineral and bone disorders in kidney disease
  • Outpatient clinics including a multidisciplinary low clearance clinic
  • Kidney genetics clinic
  • Young Adults Transitional Service in collaboration with Perth's Children Hospital

The Department is heavily involved in the teaching and mentoring of medical students, junior doctors, basic physician trainees and kidney advanced trainees. There is a strong commitment in the Department to advancing kidney research as shown by active involvement in several investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials which covers both basic and translational science.


SCGH Renal Specialist Referral

Please send outpatient referrals to the Central Referral Service (CRS) (external site). For urgent referrals, please contact the on-call renal registrar or renal physician.

Renal specialist referral form (Word)

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Last Updated: 20/06/2024