Dial­y­sis Unit thanks En­nis­cor­thy Red Cross for help­ing pa­tients dur­ing Storm Emma

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

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

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