Renal department says ‘thank you’ to the Cremona family

December 18 2014
In the run up to the festive period the renal unit took time to reflect on the contribution that a former patient and his family made to the service.

Having been a renal patient for over 20 years, Robert Cremona had a wealth of knowledge and ideas; in particular his experiences lead to the development of cannulation competency assessments in the haemodialysis areas.  The team is proud of the extensive patient and family involvement which runs throughout the unit today.

Robert Cremona’s family brought a donation of hampers and writing books to the renal department before Christmas for both staff and patients to enjoy. In the picture above: Dr Daniel Jones, consultant nephrologist (second from left) with the Cremona family

Dr Daniel Jones gratefully accepted the donation on behalf of the renal unit and the Arts team at St George’s. The arts team will use the books in creative writing sessions for patients attending haemodialysis as part of one of their many projects to improve patient experience. 

The New Year brings exciting opportunities for the renal unit as they prepare the final stages of their business case for a new unit.  Clinical outcomes continue to be excellent and there is also a drive to improve both patient and staff experience.

 

 

Contact Sarah Weatherall on sarah.weatherall@stgeorges.nhs.uk for more information on the arts team.

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