The St Jean le Baptiste Dialysis Centre in Lourdes closed on the 28 February 2015, and there is a new renal dialysis centre available in Lourdes. This represents a collaboration between the Tarbes Hospital and the Association of Patients with Renal Insufficiency. Dr de Franciscis of the Medical Bureau has visited the new unit with Dr Michèle Hemery, who is the coordinator of the Medical Service at the Tarbes Hospital, and confirmed it to be well organised and well equipped. Care at the centre will be led by a team of four nephrologists : Dr Hemery, Dr Reynaud, Dr Arreule and Dr Hazgui.
Reservations must be made for pilgrims requiring dialysis well before their arrival in Lourdes.