STRUCTURE:Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals Trust have announced they are officially opening theira new renal dialysis satellite unit at King’s Mill Hospital on 12 January 2012. 

The unit provides haemodialysis for patients with kidney disease. 

It houses an extra four renal stations, complete with the latest dialysis equipment, bringing the total number of stations to 20. 

This provides extra flexibility for patients to access treatment at the time of day that suits them.  The unit is equipped with new dialysis chairs and patients will have their own entertainment system including TV and Wi-Fi internet access.

The unit has also benefitted from the donation of two state-of-the-art dialysis machines funded by the Charitable Appeals Trust.  The machines cost £27,000.

The unit will be named the Mike Cassidy Renal Unit and will be opened by Mrs Geraldine Cassidy, whose husband Dr Mike Cassidy was the clinical director for Renal services at NUH before his death in 2009.