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Inspection carried out on 3 July to 1 August 2019

During a routine inspection

The Windsor dialysis unit is part of the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust which provides care and treatment for patients with chronic kidney disease needing haemodialysis. Dialysis is used to provide artificial replacement for lost kidney function due to kidney failure. The two main types of dialysis are haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.

The unit provides clinics for haemodialysis patients and outpatient clinics for patients requiring peritoneal dialysis. Haemodialysis is a process of blood filtration by pumping the patient’s blood through a special filter and returning the filtered blood to the patient.