Patient experiences

Karen's story: A carers' experience

Karen is a full-time carer for her partner Jason. Falling ill after enjoying a morning surf at Snapper Rocks, Jason suffered a devastating blood infection which resulted in the loss of limbs and his kidneys.
Karen and Jason’s lives now revolve around medical appointments for dialysis and prosthetics, and rehabilitation.
Karen is looking forward to the new Tweed Valley Hospital, where all Jason’s care can be in one place, “It’s going to be such a benefit – especially for the carers.”