The Royal Melbourne Hospital provides a number of ways for patients to receive dialysis.

Dialysis services include:

  • Acute dialysis and plasma exchange - In-patient and out-patient dialysis for unstable patients and all plasma exchange treatments.
  • Home dialysis - Based at the City Campus of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, supporting both peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home haemodialysis (HHD).
  • Metropolitan satellite haemodialysis - Large centres in Coburg and Essendon Fields, ward 6 West at the RMH City Campus and Home Haemodialysis also at the RMH City Campus.
  • Holiday dialysis - Dialysis is available for both Australian and overseas patients throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria.
  • Peritoneal dialysis - Manual exchange technique (CAPD) and a machine exchange technique (APD).
  • Regional and rural dialysis - Satellite dialysis services in Victoria.


Dialysis City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South East THU Telehealth logo
Home Dialysis Royal Park Campus Ground floor, Building 22 WED Medicare logo


We accept referrals for this service.

Referrals are triaged depending on priority. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency & Trauma Service at any time.

To refer a patient, complete and fax your referral to Nephrology on (03) 9347 1420.

You can use our Renal Referral Form or a template from your own system.

Referrals should include:

  • relevant clinical history for the patient
  • the reason for referral
  • patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
  • your details and provider number
  • the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)

Consider making referrals for chronic conditions indefinite.


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