Haemodialysis technical services
Location - Monash Medical Centre, Clayton. Level 3, Block E. The closest entrance is via the rear of the hospital, via Wright Street, near administration and past (east) the research laboratory.
Four technicians ensure that all Monash Health haemodialysis services function, by purchasing, installing, maintaining and servicing:
- 205 haemodialysis machines for home haemodialysis patients and patients dialysing in all of the eight satellite haemodialysis units
- 95 single reverse osmosis machines for home haemodialysis patients
- 11 major reverse osmosis (water treatment) units, for the units located at Casey, Clayton, Cranbourne, Dandenong, Hastings, Moorabbin, Traralgon, Warragul and Wonthaggi.
The technicians also have responsibility for carbon tanks, mixed bed filters, UV sterilizers and cartridge filters, including adherence to a range of Australian safety standards, and maintain the plasma exchange machine for transplant patients located at the Incentre facility at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton.
The technicians are available on an on call basis, any time of the day or night, for all home haemodialysis patients and the satellite haemodialysis units if an emergency arises with the dialysis machines or the reverse osmosis machines.