6 Patient transport to and from dialysis units

6 Patient transport to and from dialysis units

6.1 Ensure that outpatient transport services get patients to their dialysis as scheduled to avoid their condition deteriorating. If outpatient transport services cannot be guaranteed, think about the risks and benefits of admitting the patient to hospital.

6.2 Work with transport providers to have arrangements in place to ensure continuity in patient care.

6.3 Collaborate with the transport provider to minimise cross-infection between patients with known COVID‑19 and those suspected of having COVID‑19.