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Project information

Refurbishment of room within Childrens Hospital

This project involves the refurbishment of a room within the Childrens Hospital at the University Hospital of Wales to enable better dialysis provision and more comfortable surroundings for the patients and their families.

December 2017 - June 2018

Charity information: Kidney Wales

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  • Need


    The dialysis unit within the childrens hospital on Pelican Ward does not provide sufficient space ordinarily found in other Hospitals. The unit in itself isn't as child friendly and as welcoming to the children as it could be which we would like to change.


    At Kidney Wales we plan to solve the above by extending the unit by occupying the room adjacent to the unit, then more space will become available and adaptations will be made to make the unit more child friendly as patients will be spending 4-6 hours a day, 3-4 days a week at this unit. This project will improve the lives of patients visiting the unit regularly.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve the experience and treatment for children at the dialysis unit at the Childrens Hospital


    » Refurbish this unit to ensure the space is utilised in the best possible way, and to make the facility more child friendly by providing entertainment

    What success will look like

    We will monitor the use of the unit once the refurbishment has been done to ensure the unit being used for dialysis treatment to it's full. capacity.

  • Impact


    This refurbishment will improve the experience they receive when visiting the unit for their treatment. It will be a more welcoming and child friendly facility. It will also allow the unit to work to it's full capacity. This will be demonstrated and monitored through the unit staff at the Childrens Hospital.


    The only risk that was identified was the possibility the Childrens Hospital could turn down the application for this refurbishment. Fortunately the team are fully on board and see the benefits of this project taking pace.


    Donors will be sent a thank you letter once the refurbishment has been completed, and will be updated throughout the process via email on the developments of the process. Photographs will be provided.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 IT Provision of IT equipment for the children to use whilst receiving treatment at the unit
      £15,000 Removal of Walls and refit Removal of a wall to extend the capacity of the unit
      £20,000 Movement of Services Movement of services such as water, electricity
      £5,000 Parents area Creation of parents area which will include coffee station, soft seating etc
      £5,000 Childrens learning equipement Childrens learning equipment used whilst they are on dialysis
  • Background


    Based within the Children's Hospital of Wales the dialysis room will provide life saving treatment for children from birth to 16 years. These children come from families of all socio economic and ethnic backgrounds from across Wales. This unit is the only facility suitable for in patient and hospital based dialysis for children in Wales.


    The dialysis room will provide life saving treatment for children from birth to 16 years. As a custom built facility the service provided will improve the experience that these children and their families have when visiting the facility for their treatment.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Kidney Wales is the leading renal support charity in Wales. Over the past 50 years we have campaigned and delivered on additional dialysis units across the whole of Wales. We have supported the Kidney Wales Childrens Centre within the hospital with refurbishments and staffing. We led an 8 year campaign for the change of law on Organ donation in Wales which was passed in December 2015.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Nic Clarke

    Director of Operations at Kidney Wales, the link between Kidney Wales and the Childrens Hospital.