This afternoon, while on dialysis in Tullamore, I had a visit from the hospital's complaints manager, Brendan Reddy. He told me he was very impressed with the letter that I had written, especially how it was framed and referenced. I joked that I should get a gold star for that. Brendan told me that my … Continue reading Social worker update
You can imagine my surprise when I learned that Tullamore Hospital does not have a social worker anywhere in the building. Having benefited from one in Tallaght, I am concerned that there is not one here.
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I receive dialysis in the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore. As I have some other health issues, in addition to the kidney failure, I am in an isolation room for my treatment. This room overlooks the main entrance to the hospital. Unfortunately, this is where many people gather to smoke. … Continue reading Hospitals are meant to be smoke-free
The Irish Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar TD last week launched the first ever five-day national World AIDS Day campaign in Ireland. This campaign is developed by NGOs and statutory bodies across Ireland in partnership with the HSE Sexual Health & Crisis Pregnancy Programme. The focus of the Irish campaign is Solidarity with all people living … Continue reading #WADirl launched by Irish Health Minister