Going the Extra Mile

GW had contracted a hospital based infection, she also had cataracts. She had been told that she could not have her cataracts removed due to the risk of spreading infection.

Barbara saw this person was struggling and asked local ophthalmologists if anything could be done for GW.

One ophthalmologist agreed to see the patient. GW would be seen at the end of the surgery list so that the theatre area could be cleaned down thoroughly before the next list allowing GW to have her cataracts done.

Barbara referred her to the ophthalmologist, both cataracts have been removed and GW is now coping with better vision.