About H.D.U.



What is Haemodialysis?

Haemodialysis is a way of cleansing the blood of toxins, extra salts and fluids through a dialysis machine. It helps to maintain proper chemical balance such as potassium, sodium and chloride and keeps blood pressure under control.

Treatment Area

How does it work?

During dialysis, two needles will be inserted into the vascular access, one is to remove the blood out from the body which called ¡°supply¡± and the other is to return cleansed blood to the body which called ¡°return¡±. The patient is connected (via tubing) to the dialysis machine through a vein in the arm, the blood is pumped from the body to a special filter called the dialyzer, which is made of tiny capillaries.


Blood is continuously pumped through the dialyzer, where waste products and excess water are removed. The blood becomes purified when the waste products diffuse from the blood across the membrane of these tiny capillaries. This purified blood is then returned to the patient¡¯s body through larger tubes.


Haemodialysis is performed 3 times a week, with each session lasting about 4 hours, depending on the body size and medical condition. At SKF, patients will be arranged between 2 sessions i.e. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays or Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at morning or afternoon timeslot.

Sibu Kidney Foundation Haemodialysis Unit Facilities

Waiting Area

RO Water System

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