This booklet is an introduction to home haemodialysis. Haemodialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses a machine to filter the blood through an artificial kidney. Haemodialysis can be done in hospital or renal unit, but there are many differences between home and hospital treatments and different things to think about. So this booklet is to give you and your family more information about having dialysis at home. This can be useful to allow you to be involved and in charge of making choices about the type of dialysis you might have.
To understand the information here fully, it’s good to know a bit about kidney failure dialysis first. There are other places where you can get information; some of these are listed near the end of the booklet.