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Nice to meet you, I am Kim Peters
I remember the moment like it was yesterday: the orthopedist telling my husband and me, out of the blue, that our newborn daughter needed surgery within a couple of weeks. At the same time, I needed urgent surgery in another hospital myself. And to complete the story, my husband needed treatment as well at that time, again in another hospital. I felt completely lost. How was I supposed to deal with this situation? To cut a long story short, I survived. Surviving that’s exactly how it felt.
We visited five hospitals in two years’ time. Time after time we seemed to be the exception to the rule. We noticed hard working healthcare workers, all doing their utmost. Everyone was dealing with the same issues: limited time, many rules and regulations, focus on the specialism, paperwork issues, etc. I experienced healthcare as a patient, as a caring wife and as a concerned mother of a newborn baby and went through a lot of healthcare processes. During this journey I discovered that, even though every healthcare worker did their best, there is so much room for innovation.