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Two new renal clinics in Orpington save patients commute

PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 April 2014

Sufferers of chronic kidney disease have been spared the commute to London for treatment after two new renal clinics have opened at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH).

In the past, patients from Bromley would have to travel to Kings’s College Hospital in Camberwell.

But now that King’s has taken over the running of PRUH two new clinics have been opened meaning residents can now be treated locally at the hospital in Farnborough Common, Orpington.

Consultant nephrologist Dr Satish Jayawardene, who established the new clinic, said: “We really wanted to set up a local service for local people and that’s exactly what we’ve done.

“By replicating the clinic we have at King’s College Hospital, Bromley patients can receive the same standard of care much closer to home.”

The clinic is currently seeing 20 to 30 patients a week but is expected to see up to 40 when at full capacity.

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