Department of nephrology was started in 2013. The hospital caters to bulk of trauma patients in and around the ciy with referrals from different parts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Due to increase in the number of polytrauma patients with multiorgan failure especially those who developed acute kidney injury, facility for dialysis was available and dialysis machine in the critical care unit was already installed before the department itself was started. Here the dialysis machine has a Portable RO system, the first of the kind set up in this hospital. With this the concept of portable dialysis is possible . This facility was utilised for the treatment of the Maharaja also. Dialysis facility is available in both SP fort hospital and Sp health plus.
Critically ill patients are taken care by the nephrologist as well as the critical care physicians in the intensive care unit in Sp fort hospital. Here in addition to Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis various procedures like CRRT for unstable patients, Plasmapheresis for certain specific indications and Hemoperfusion for treatment of poisoning and drug toxicity available. Emergency procedures like jugular cannulation are done here.
In addition to the dialysis facility in the critical care unit there is a separate building in Sp fort health plus catering to patients on maintenance hemodialysis and outpatient clinic is available. This facility is available 24x7 with the assistance of dialysis technicians and well trained nurses. This place is unique and well liked by all the patients due to easy approach and a homely environment. The care that is given goes beyond dialysis with a holistic approach. The staff goes out of their way to make the patient as comfortable as possible. The management has understood the need and care of those patients dependent on this costly and lifelong treatment which is essential for survival. To some extend charitable work is also going on in helping them tide over the various situations. For peritoneal dialysis patients help can also be provided.