Dialysis Unit thanks Enniscorthy Red Cross for helping patients during Storm Emma
THE staff and management at the new dialysis unit at Sinnottstown Lane in Wexford have thanked the crew of the Enniscorthy Red Cross for all their hard work in transporting patients there in treacherous conditions during the worst of the snow.
A crew of three from the Enniscorthy Red Cross battled through serious snow drifts in their trusty Landrover Defender ambulance to ensure that patients were able to receive vital lifesaving treatment. Manager of Wellstone Wexford Renal Care Centre, Debbie MacDonald, has thanked the crew for their hard work and bravery during the worst of the storm.
‘A lot of our patients live in very remote areas of the county, but as you know the main roads and towns were also affected,’ she said. ‘I had too call on the defence forces to assist us to get patients to and from the clinic for their essential lifesaving treatment. Paddy Redmond and his colleagues spent the whole day on Friday transporting essential staff and patients to and from our unit in order for the dialysis team to provide their treatment. As the weather was so awful we only managed to treat half the patients and had to open from 7 a.m. to midnight on Saturday to treat the rest of the patients. Paddy worked tirelessly throughout the Saturday as well to ensure all the patents that were assigned to him were brought in to the unit.’
Debbie continued that were it not for the help of the Red Cross, they wouldn’t have managed to get near as many patients their vital treatment.
‘We are very grateful for all the help of the defence forces,’ Debbie continued.
‘But in particular to Paddy and his colleagues who I felt went above and beyond all expectations to help us here in The Wellstone Wexford Renal
Paddy Redmond & Tom Shortt with staff from the dialysis centre