During a haemodialysis treatment, a patient sits next to a haemodialysis machine and two needles will be placed in a vein of the patient’s forearm in order for the patient’s blood to be pumped out and filtered.
The treatment does not hurt although some patients may experience nausea or dizziness. Usually, patients will spend their time there reading, talking, watching television or simply resting. Treatment lasts about four hours each time and it is necessary for patients to undergo haemodialysis three times a week for kidney failure.
The haemodialysis department at Sunway Medical Centre has 59 dialysis treatment bays that serve inpatients and outpatients, out of which two are specially designated for isolation cases (Hepatitis B and C).
The department also has a Haemodiafiltration (HDF) machine that caters to individualised dialysis treatments; it will enhance the patient's experience and clinical outcome.
Patients are served a light snack during the four-hour treatment and will be attended to by caring and well-trained staff. The haemodialysis department is located on the lower ground floor in the west wing of the hospital with easy access from the car park. Ample parking spaces are available, and we offer a limited number of dedicated parking spaces at a special rate of RM3.00 per session. A convenient drop-off area for patients is located between Tower B and C, and we also provide concierge services for patients requiring wheelchairs.
The Sunway Medical Centre haemodialysis department is a JPA and SOCSO-appointed panel.
The haemodialysis department operates three shifts from 7.00am to 9.00pm, 6 days a week including public holidays. After hours, an on-call team is on standby for any emergency cases.
The hospital has 7 resident nephrologists who visit the patients regularly. The unit is supported by a team consisting of 33 dedicated renal-trained nurses.
For more information or appointments, please call:
Tel:03-7491 9191 ext. 77050