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
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 update: the complaints manager is coming to talk to me on Friday afternoon. So, I … Continue reading Hospital complaints manager to speak to me
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.
Today is the last Sunday that I will be on dialysis in Tallaght University Hospital. No, I haven't got a transplant. No, I don't not need dialysis. Why, then? It is because my care is being transferred to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore (sister hospital to where this all started in Port Laoise). My … Continue reading Start of the end of an era