Description of Dept

The Trinity Health Kidney Centre is an academic health science centre comprising the academic department of Nephrology in Trinity College Dublin and the clinical nephrology units in Tallaght and St James’s Hospitals.

Renal care is one of our specialties with a mission to deliver excellent, efficient and innovative clinical care to our patients in the Dublin Midlands hospital grouping and beyond, and to work with our colleagues in St James’s in leading discovery in the field of kidney disease research in Ireland. The expertise we have built since the hospital opened is now the second largest provider of dialysis services in the country delivering almost 30,000 dialysis treatments a year.

The academic unit is centred on the Renal Inflammation Group based in the Institute of Molecular Medicine in TCD and the Rare Kidney Disease and Vasculitis registry and biobank. This basic science facility is linked closely with the clinical units, which provide a wide range of clinical services to patients with kidney disease, including centre haemodialysis, home dialysis therapies (including peritoneal dialysis), renal transplant follow-up, acute kidney injury management (including plasma exchange) and outpatient renal services. Further information on this centre can be found through this link