Diaverum extends UK presence

Renal care specialist Diaverum has strengthened its presence in North West England with the opening of a new clinic in Ulverston, Cumbria.

The Furness Renal Centre, which will be operated in partnership with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, takes the Swedish-owned company’s UK portfolio to 32 clinics treating over 2,000 patients a year.

A 12-station standalone facility, the centre has three isolation rooms, a Minimal Care area, four consultation rooms and outpatient facilities. It will open six days a week.

Diaverum UK managing director Michael Hartnett said: ‘This new clinic ensures that local people have access to the very best kidney services possible. It also means significantly reduced travel times for patients, which will make a real difference to their quality of life. We are positive that patients and our new Ulverston colleagues will all be happy with the new facility.’

The new clinic is part of a larger project being undertaken with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. Diaverum is building two additional 24-station clinics in east Lancashire, which are due to open in the next few months. It is also taking over the facilities management of an existing clinic in Kendal, which will undergo a full refurbishment prior to opening.