Information for kidney transplant patients

Kidney Transplant Clinics and COVID-19 (coronavirus): Information for patients

The coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rate is lower than it was earlier this year. We are now seeing more patients in transplant clinic in person. If you are able, please attend transplant clinic in person.

We know that you may be worried about coming to the hospital for your clinic appointment. We have made changes to clinic over recent months to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. 

When you arrive in clinic we will take your temperature, provide you with a face mask if you don’t have one, and ask if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, like a cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties. We have increased the distance between seats in the waiting area and our one-way system reduces the need to pass other people in clinic.  

Please contact our transplant nurse specialist if you are unable to attend clinic in person, or if you have any questions or concerns about attending in person.

What happens after my transplant clinic appointment?

We will send your next appointment letter in the post. We will contact you if any changes are needed. If you have registered for PatientView, you will be able to check your blood results online.

How do I receive my anti-rejection medication?

If you are attending the Liz Baker renal unit for an in-person appointment or for a blood test, you will be able to collect your anti-rejection medication from the Renal Medicines Service at the same time. 

If you, a friend, family member or carer are attending the Liz Baker renal unit to collect medication only, please do not come into the Liz Baker renal unit when you arrive. Instead, ring 01792 531297 and a member of the pharmacy team will come outside with your medication. Please ring the Renal Medicines Service if you would prefer to collect your medication from your nearest district general hospital.  

If you receive your anti-rejection medication from the local pharmacy on a green community prescription issued by the renal unit, this will continue.

Helpful information:

Government advice can change day-to-day, so our advice may also change. We will keep you informed of any changes. You can find helpful information on how to stay safe below:

Our contact details:

Renal Medicines Service: Telephone for general medication enquiries: 01792 531293, Telephone for COVID-19 medication enquiries and on arrival in Morriston Hospital to collect anti-rejection medication: 01792 531297, Text: 07860017368, email: abm.renalmedicinesService@wales.nhs.uk

Transplant Nurse Specialist: Telephone 01792 545773

Liz Baker renal unit reception: Telephone 01792 703395.

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