Regional Renal Centre

Renal is involved in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic kidney disease.

Renal services include general nephrology (diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases), dialysis, transplant and chronic kidney disease clinics, as well as work up for dialysis and transplants, and renal replacement treatment with all dialysis modalities for the Midland health region.

The Regional Renal Service offers inpatient, outpatient and outreach services, including four satellite dialysis units and two large home-based programmes of peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis.


Renal is part of Waikato Hospital's Internal Medicine cluster. It includes:

  • Regional Renal Centre -  the hub for renal services across the Midland health region (Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Tairawhiti, Taranaki and Waikato district health boards). It covers all end stage renal failure and dialysis services. The centre has capacity for 30 chairs. Four satellite dialysis units based in Tauranga, Whakatane, Gisborne and Rotorua are clinically responsible to the centre.
  • A dedicated renal ward at Waikato Hospital includes a 7-bed acute dialysis unit. The ward team works closely with colleagues in interventional radiology, vascular surgery and urology.
  • A central Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Training Unit that covers all PD for the Midland region and is one of the largest units in Australasia.
  • Pre-dialysis and transplant services are also based at the Regional Renal Centre.


  • Regional Renal Centre, Ryburn Lane, Waiora Waikato Hospital Campus, Hamilton
  • Ward M3 Renal, Level 3, Menzies Building, Waikato Hospital (includes Acute Dialysis)
  • Renal Nephrology Clinic, Reception I, Level 3, Meade Clinical Centre
  • Renal Transplant Clinic, Reception F, Level 2, Meade Clinical Centre

Contact information

Waikato Hospital Operator: (07) 839 8899 for all services and departments

Referral information

Referrals are by general practitioners (GPs) or other health specialists.

Non-acute (non-urgent) referrals will initially be seen at clinic appointment.