Department and Manager
Sally Walton – Specialist Renal Counsellor
Contact names, extensions and addresses
Sussex Kidney Unit,
Royal Sussex County Hospital,
01273 696955 Extn 4097
Overview of service provided
A Monday to Thursday patient service which operates during the hours of 10.00am to 4.00pm. Other times by appointment.
Types of therapy on offer
Counselling and therapy for psychological and emotional issues, with a renal focus.
Facilities and amenities
Normally based in the unit in Brighton. Outreach occasionally possible where indicated.
Mission / Philosophy of care/ aims
To provide a Renal counselling and therapy service for all patients and their families, at any stage of kidney disease and treatment. Available for anyone who attends the Sussex Kidney Unit or the satellite units in Bexhill, Worthing and Crawley.
What Renal patients have to say...
“it makes such a difference to be really listened to”
“I don’t know how I could have coped without my counselling. It has got me through a difficult time in my life.”