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

Dialysis services include:

How to access this service

You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.

If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.

Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue. Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.

Clinics

Dialysis City Campus Outpatients, Level 1 South East THU
Home Dialysis City Campus 2 West WED

What to bring

Every time you come to hospital

Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment book
  • Your letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • TAC or Workcover claim number
For dialysis

If you are coming in for dialysis:

  • Wear something comfortable
  • You may feel cold during the treatment, so bring warm socks, a sweatshirt or jumper
  • If you have a graft or fistula in your arm, make sure your sleeves are loose enough to roll up
  • If you have a catheter in your chest, be sure to wear a shirt that opens in the front
  • Bring something to do - a book, magazine or iPad/tablet with headphones
Do you have diabetes?

If you have diabetes, you should also bring:

  • Your blood glucose meter
  • Your blood glucose diary/record book
  • Your favourite hypo food
  • A friend or relative

Downloads

Contact us if you need an accessible version of a download.

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.