The Department of Nephrology is one of the departments of the Division of Internal Medicine. It provides nephrology teaching to undergraduate and postgraduates students, clinical care for patients and offers teaching and research in immunology (including transplantation immunology) and molecular biology.
We provide clinical services to patients from the province of KwaZulu-Natal as well as the northern parts of the Eastern Cape province.
Ward A2 west in Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital (IALCH) is used to manage acute and chronic referral patients. It also has separate transplant cubicles as well as an 8 bedded cubicle for patients on chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
There are 4 haemodialysis units, situated in IALCH, King Edward VIII, Addington and Grey’s Hospitals. Registrar and consultant cover is provided in all units. The chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis clinic is held on Monday mornings at IALCH. A renal multidisciplinary meeting is held on Monday afternoons to discuss patient acceptance for the chronic renal programme.
The Transplant clinic is held at IALCH on Tuesday mornings.
A general renal clinic is held on Thursdays. Approximately 4 new patients are seen every week. A general renal clinic is held in King Edward Hospital every Friday.
Prof AGH Assounga, MD, CES (FRANCE), MSC (MATHS), PHD (US)