October 12, 2015
Family. The reason that we see Victoria Hospital as one big family is because we really value the impact that care and compassion from family has on patients. With the right family support and day-to-day care, we are confident most patients will get well soon. Victoria Hospital officially treats each patient individually, but we see the patient’s family as a big part of the solution.
We include the family in the Victoria Hospital journey to healing
So we spend a lot of time educating families on how they can help each patient heal, such as the doctors in the psychiatric ward educating the families about what they can expect from an unwell patient; or the paediatric staff allowing mothers to stay over at night, sometimes for up to a month until their child is well; or the palliative care team at the hospital placing a huge focus on supporting the family, as spouses, sisters, mothers, brothers and cousins care for a family member who is facing death.
If you have any questions about how to help a patient or family member who is staying at Victoria Hospital, please do not hesitate to ask your doctor or nurse in charge. You, the family are a powerful part of the healing process.
Tags: education, family, healing