Mick's Story


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Foster carer Mick talks about his experiences with Shared Care

Hi my name is Mick, When I’m not dialysing I am a full time award winning foster carer with my wife Michelle.

I have been on haemodialysis since April 2018 after watching the nurses dialyse me for 3 months I decided it was time for me to have a go myself.

With the guidance of the nursing staff I was able to dialyse myself within 3 months, I now feel a lot better health wise and have a better understanding of my condition.

I consider myself as part of the team treating my illness.

My conversations with the rest of the team are a lot more productive.

I would recommend shared care to anyone on haemodialysis.

Get involved at whatever level you feel comfortable, you have nothing to lose by having a go, you have a fantastic team supporting you!

Sept 2019 - Middlesborough : James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust