Flash: Dialysis staff go home and leave patient locked in

This would funny if it wasn’t so serious. Was this just a bad day or is there something fundamentally wrong with the culture of the organisation that runs the unit?

I hope that, like me, most dialysis patients just can’t imagine being locked in their unit after everyone else has followed Elvis from the building.  Hello?  Hello?  Is anybody there?  Anybody??

But then, I can’t imagine my care would be so poor that my fistula would be allowed to rupture either. Yet we all know from long and harrowing experience that ruptures can and do happen, regularly.

Maybe it’s time to take a good look at the management and culture of the organisation: is it focussed on patients as people or numbers?

And maybe it’s time they were called out about it.

Original news article: here




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