Clinic name

Clinics include:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Renal
  • Nephrology
  • Renal Replacement
  • Renal Transplant Clinic
UnitRenal Services ​

A/Prof Craig Nelson

Referrals need to be to a named clinican.

A/Prof Craig Nelson
Dr Kushma Nand
Dr Vicki Levidiotis
Dr Sandra Crikis
Dr John Katsoulis
Dr Solomon Cohney
Dr Leny Hidayati
Dr Christine Sammartino ​
Clinic Description

All nephrology referrals are triaged into the appropriate clinics by the Renal Consultants.

Clinics available are:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Renal Nephrology
  • Renal Replacement
  • Renal Transplant Clinic  
Inclusion criteriaCKD referral guidelines
Exclusion criteriaAcute nephritis and acute nephrotic syndrome – these conditions should be directed to ED. ​
Minimum investigation/clinical information required for triage

Referrals for the Nephrology Clinic must include:

  • Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) (last 3 months)
  • Urine Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR) (last 3 months)

A renal US is suggested prior to referral.

Please note referrals that do not contain the minimum investigations outlined above will be returned with a request for more information. Referrers have 30 days to respond to a request for more information otherwise the referral will be rejected.

Please refer to Melbourne HealthPathways at for guidance in assessing, managing and referring for patient conditions.  

How to referReferral information and links to Western Health Referral Templates
Contact for Urgent ReferralsOutpatient Renal Registrar via switchboard ph 8345 6666 ​
Other contactCKD Coordinator available during business hours on 0402721026 ​
Clinic Location
Footscray Hospital                Sunshine Hospital
Specialist Clinics                  Adult Specialist Clinics
Gordon St                               176 Furlong Road
Footscray, 3021                     St Albans, 3021

BillingMBS Patients are bulk billed. Referrals need to be to a named clinician. ​
Last updated5-4-16 ​