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

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s