How much has the Welsh Government invested in Cardiff renal dialysis services?
Renal dialysis services at the University Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, have received £1.2m to upgrade facilities.
Health Secretary of Health for Wales Vaughan Gething said: ‘Chronic kidney disease is estimated to affect 6‐8% of the general population. With many of the contributing factors, age, obesity‐related diabetes and coronary heart disease, expected to increase, the demand for renal services is set to grow… This investment will allow the unit to see more patients and better deal with those patients with more complex needs.’
The money will enable the health board to deliver more efficient treatment of patients with severe acute kidney injury, as well as other patients within UHW that require regular dialysis as inpatients.