Hospitals and healthcare workers are required to take universal precautions to reduce the risk of cross infection from both recognised and non-recognised sources of infection. All the way through my life since I was diagnosed with HIV, I have been … Continue reading Universal precautions mean just that — so why am I being treated differently?
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 … Continue reading Social worker update
At the end of October, I sent a letter to the clinical nurse manager in the Dialysis Daycare Unit in the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore complaining that there is no social worker in the hospital. Today, I received an … Continue reading Hospital complaints manager to speak to me
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 … Continue reading Hospitals are meant to be smoke-free
It’s been ten years of finding ways to raise awareness of HIV and people living with HIV. Here’s to the next ten years. Continue reading Ten years on – thanks to the nurses, doctors, and friends