A mix of mute images and interviews from a BBC Look East report on renal patient care in Norfolk.
Health and Medicine; News; Television
Following up on a previous item ('Garrett Family Tranport- Medical Emeregency' Cat. 9465) about the Garrett family, whose son Steven missed a kidney transplant operation because they were forced to make their own way to London in the middle of the night, this BBC Look East item opens with a female patient undergoing dialysis in a hospital.
A local healthcare representative speaks about Steven Garrett's case, calling for action from the Secretary of State for Social Services Richard Crossman MP, and demanding the establishment of an adequate transportation system for transplant patients. He also discusses his desire to establish a kidney treatment centre in King's Lynn and the need for a reliable local system to prevent a reoccurrence of the Garrett case.
Refers directly to a previous BBC Look East news story about the problems encountered by Steven Garrett and his family (Cat. 9465).