Leicester’s Hospitals’ renal and transplant service officially opened a new haemodialysis unit in Peterborough on Wednesday 26 April. The unit was opened by Dr Chandra Mistry after whom the Unit is named, alongside his son, the actor Jimi Mistry and Jimi’s wife, Flavia Cacace, professional dancer on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
The name was chosen in recognition of retired Dr Mistry who worked at the former Peterborough District Hospital for over 20 years and is an international pioneer in the world of dialysis.
The new purpose- built unit opened its doors to the first patients in January and is run by North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Leicester’s Hospitals.
Dr Chandra Mistry said: “I feel proud and honoured to have the unit named after myself and am very glad we are now able to dialyse Peterborough patients nearer to home.”
Geraldine Ward, General Manager for Leicester Renal Service, said: “The new unit is a great addition to the Peterborough area, reducing patients travel times providing excellent facilities closer to home.”
The unit is located adjacent to the City Hospital, creating 10 additional dialysis stations, enabling more dialysis patients to receive treatment locally and preventing the need to travel to neighbouring hospitals.