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
Home Dialysis City Campus 2 West WED


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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