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Norfolk Dialysis Unit at Wells Community Hospital Trust

The Mermaid Dialysis unit was established in 2011 we are situated within Wells Community Hospital Trust and cater for all away from base dialysis in the beautiful un-spoilt North Norfolk Coast.

The unit is part of the Wells Community Trust which is based on the Holkham estate, and has four dialysis stations. It is open to both local visitors and international travellers, providing Haemodiafiltration (HDF) and Haemodialysis (HD) treatments.

The manager of the Unit is Philipa Johnston. Philipa has been a renal specialist since 1978 working in some of the larger NHS Trusts eg. Barts and the London School of Medicine, as a senior sister, she has also implemented home dialysis in other countries including the African Continent.


This unit has received positive feed back from patients and their families over the last 5 years


“Very clean, lovely and comfortable, good communication”

“We would like to say a big thank you for all your kind help during dialysis and how much we appreciate having the new Mermaid centre, it has enabled us to have a holiday in Norfolk”

“My wife and I are both very pleased and hope to come again very soon, Many thanks”

Thankyou for the 3rd year running for your help and kindness, a pleasure to see you all again”

“First visit experience excellent , staff also excellent”

“My first time away in years!!  and made very enjoyable due to the expertise and care of the staff”

The Mermaid Dialysis Unit is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Full details at www.norfolkdialysis.com.

More: Opening ceremony and video.

For direct contact: 01328 711 996

Wells Communtiy Hospital Trust, Mill Road, W-N-T-S, Norfolk, NR23 1RF.