UK holiday dialysis locations: 4 of the best

Dialysis can make a trip feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Not only can you get support in booking a break, but these UK dialysis centres have been specifically set up for holiday-goers and those taking a respite break

Whether you’re hoping to visit friends or family, explore the UK or just have a short break from your routine, the UK offers some fantastic scenery and events.

By using the Kidney Care UK Dialysis Freedom dialysis centre map tool, you can simply enter your choice of location to find out what’s nearby. If you’re not sure where you might like to explore, here are four of our favourite centres for you to consider.

Lakeland Dialysis Centre, Cockermouth, Cumbria

Lakeland Dialysis Centre is located in the heart of the Lake District in Cumbria. Operating since 2004, the centre offers high-quality care. The unit is equipped with four HDF machines, fully reclining chairs, and onsite parking, meaning you can arrive knowing you’re in safe hands.

Lakeland dialysis centre

What’s nearby?

The historic Cockermouth marketplace and Norman castle are just outside the centre of Cockermouth. Wordsworth House, birthplace of William Wordsworth, is also nearby.

Outside of the town itself, the market town Keswick and its Neolithic era stone circle are in easy reach with good transport connections to the centre.

Lake District National Park, England’s largest national park, is only a 15-minute drive away. Providing the opportunity to reconnect to nature with some truly breathtaking views of lakes, mountains, and forests, it’s a definite must see.

Cumbria

KC Dialysis Centre, Bournemouth, Dorset

The KC Dialysis Centre is a friendly, family-run dialysis unit which supplies haemodialysis facilities for patients who wish to visit the seaside town of Bournemouth, Dorset, and the surrounding area. The unit has eight stations with fully reclining chairs and parking is available directly outside the unit. It also offers TVs, free snacks, and a personal call bell system.

Bournemouth KC dialysis unit

What’s nearby?

The centre is a 10-minute drive, or 25-minute bus ride away, from the centre of the coastal resort town of Bournemouth. Home to sandy beaches, Grade II listed gardens as well as year-round events, there’s something for everyone.

Bournemouth beach

Mermaid Centre, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

The Mermaid Centre is open between May and the end of September. The unit offers holiday dialysis on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from its base in Wells-next-the-Sea. The centre comes equipped with Fresenius 5008s HDF machines with fully reclining comfortable chairs, access to TV/DVD players, along with free Wi-Fi.

You can enjoy refreshments of tea and biscuits or a cold drink from the one of the four stations set up in front of garden views. The centre also has free car parking, disabled toilets, and wheelchair access.

What’s nearby?

In close proximity, Wells & Walsingham Light Railway offers a half-an-hour trip through the local Norfolk countryside. Warham Camp Iron Age Fort, Holkham Hall and Creake Abbey boast history-rich outings, and are all nearby. For nature and animal lovers, the National Trust Blakeney Nature Reserve is home to England’s largest Grey Seal colony with local boat tours available in the surrounding area.

Mermaid centre beach huts

Norfolk Holiday Dialysis Centre, Dersingham, Norfolk

The Norfolk Holiday Dialysis Centre is a small, friendly, nurse-run clinic with two Fresenius 5008 dialysis machines, reclining dialysis chairs, and free parking directly outside. It offers a relaxed and quiet environment with TV, free Wifi, and refreshments.

Dersingham unit

What’s nearby?

Based in Dersingham, the dialysis centre is a two-minute drive, or 12-minute walk away from the village of Dersingham, in Norfolk.

The centre is also only a three-minute drive from the famous Sandringham Estate and a 15-minute drive from the beaches in Snettisham and Hunstanton, home to the eye-catching ‘striped’ red and white chalk cliffs. Also, within easy reach, Norfolk Lavender is approximately a 10-minute drive away, boasting around 100 acres of lavender fields and an oil distillery, plus on-site gift shops and restaurant.

What’s stopping you?

Whether you choose from the list above, or fancy visiting somewhere different, take the first step on your trip, and contact the Kidney Care UK Dialysis Freedom team on 01509 808 668 or via email at [email protected].

We will help you every step of the way, and handle all of the arrangements and paperwork so you only have to prepare as you would for any other trip and focus on the benefits of your break.