New dialysis unit planned for Aylsham

A new dialysis unit is being planned at Aylsham under plans to bring vital treatment closer to kidney patients living in rural areas.And there have been reassurances the six station scheme does not affect plans to expand renal services at Cromer hospital from eight to 21 places under its rebuild plans.

A new dialysis unit is being planned at Aylsham under plans to bring vital treatment closer to kidney patients living in rural areas.

And there have been reassurances the six station scheme does not affect plans to expand renal services at Cromer hospital from eight to 21 places under its rebuild plans.

Health officials this week announced proposed new units at Aylsham and the Waveney valley in a bid to ensure the majority of dialysis patients live no more than 30 minutes away from treatment.

Although the general locations have been identified, the exact sites have not yet been decided.

A spokesman for health commissioners confirmed that the proposed unit at Aylsham would be in addition to the new unit at the redeveloped Cromer hospital.

Anyone wanting to have their say on the proposals before the consultation deadline on March 8 can visit www.eoescg.nhs.uk or phone 01279 666388 for a copy of the consultation document. The final decision is due to be made on March 24.

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