Hanna dialysis clinic set to close its doors
It appears dialysis patients in Hanna may soon be rerouted to the Drumheller facility.
According to reports, the Hanna dialysis clinic is set to close come May 25. Currently there are just two dialysis patients using the facility in Hanna. The current standard require for a clinic to remain open are there needs to be six patients within a 100 kilometre radius.
“Don’t just come in and tell us you’re closing it down. We need to understand why and the lady who came to deliver that news of course had no authority to release any information,” said Hanna Mayor Mary Collins in the Medicine Hat News. “All we know is it’s going and they are going to send our patients via taxi from Hanna to Drumheller if they have no one to drive them.”
Hanna taxi drivers are not all trained in emergency first aid response, the very minimum which should be expected when transporting a patient, she said.
The Drumheller Health Centre began serving patients at its dialysis clinic in May of 2005.