Following the serious incident in which a surgeon removed the healthy kidney from a patient instead of the diseased kidney (read: The surgeon makes a mistake and removes the wrong kidney ), the kidney transplants had been suspended at Félix Guyon hospital. In a press release, the ARS announces that the Specialized Committee for the Organization of Care has unanimously issued a favorable opinion for the resumption of activity. Here is the press release:
“On June 9, 2011, the Specialized Committee for the Organization of Care gave a unanimous opinion in favor of the issuance of the authorization for an adult kidney transplant to the Félix Guyon Hospital Center, subject to conditions. This opinion is a step forward. necessary for the decision to resume kidney transplant activity in Reunion Island, which will be taken by the Indian Ocean Health Agency.
Following serious accidents in the care of patients, the Indian Ocean Health Agency (ARS-OI) requested the suspension of renal transplant activity at the Félix Guyon Hospital Center in September 2010. The inspection carried out with the support of the Biomedicine Agency, highlighted shortcomings in the organization of care and inadequacies in medical and surgical staff.
For several months now, the Félix Guyon Hospital Center has been involved in major work to reorganize the care sector, to write protocols and to recruit additional specialist hospital practitioners. These actions are
are translated into the presentation of a quality file, allowing to consider a resumption of the adult kidney transplant during the second half of 2011.
The Specialized Committee for the Organization of Care, made up of elected officials, health professionals and user representatives, issued a unanimous favorable opinion on June 9, 2011 for the issuance of the adult kidney transplant authorization. at the Félix Guyon Hospital Center, with conditions relating to the continued security of care:
– the successful recruitment of two complementary urological surgeons, fulfilling the regulatory experience conditions
– the finalization of protocols organizing the continuity and coordination of care
– additional training for professionals in the histocompatibility laboratory
The Biomedicine Agency will be associated with these verifications.
Kidney transplantation in Réunion is a major public health issue. This highly specialized activity cannot be implemented without meeting all the regulatory conditions and good practices guaranteeing quality and safety.
care. Also, the ARS-OI will ensure, within the framework of its missions in favor of the health of all, that all the safety requirements are met before any resumption of the kidney transplant activity. “