Stephen McPartland recently visited the Lister Hospital dialysis unit and met with the Kidney Alliance and members of the Trust Board. Mr McPartland was given a tour of the unit by Dr Paul Warwicker, where he learnt about the process which keeps people alive if their kidneys fail. He met Fiona Loud from the Kidney Alliance, and Kirit Modi, also a kidney patient. They talked about the importance of identifying kidney disease early, of people being able to make choices in their care (at home or hospital) and transplantation. The Lister Hospital treats 400 dialysis patients a week at the unit and is also a pioneer in the field of home haemodialysis, being the first unit in the country to offer a smaller more advanced dialysis machine, making the process a bit easier. Fiona and Kirit have both been treated at the Lister in the past and work to support other patients and to promote high quality treatment for those at risk of or with kidney failure.