Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis Service

Going the Extra Mile

This nurse-led service ensures that you do not have to visit hospital to receive your treatment.

Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis is used to treat patients with kidney issues at home. Extra Care is the only care charity of its kind that provides this kind of home dialysis. This particular form of dialysis greatly improves the patient’s quality of life, taking place at night for a period of 8 to 10 hours while the client is asleep.

All care staff who assist in the provision of this treatment have been trained at the City Hospital in Belfast and are NVQ qualified.

Our trained staff will arrange to visit and assist with connection and disconnection. Times will work around the other priorities in your day.

Don't just take our word for it

Here's what our clients had to say:
  • “It makes things significantly easier for me. I’ve been receiving at-home dialysis from Extra Care for over two and a half years now, and it saves me a great deal of bother as I no longer have to travel 45 minutes each way to the City Hospital in Belfast and back.

    My Care Worker, Denise, comes to my house five days a week and takes readings which she then punches into the dialysis machine. She’ll measure my blood pressure, BPM and other vitals, leave me with a fresh batch of peritoneal fluid, then it’s up to me! I connect myself up to the APD machine and leave it to do its work overnight.”

    Service User Tony from Newtownards