The AHEPA university hospital in Thessaloniki is facing major shortages in basics such as sheets, gauzes, filters and other essentials, argues the association of kidney patients in Thessaloniki.
According to an open letter sent to the hospital director, about half of the dialysis machines are broken for the past two years, which in turn is causing significant problems to the patients.
The association claims that the ration of patients undergoing dialysis to nurses is three to one, while underlining the need for further support staff to be recruited, since many of the few available nurses also have administrative and secretarial duties.
In concluding their letter, the patient association called for the improvement of existing infrastructure. Ultimately though, the association stressed the need to establish a renal clinic or at least an independent section in the pathology department.