Being in hospital can be a challenging time. While doctors, nurses and allied health professionals provide medical care, the mental and spiritual health of patients is also important. That’s where Caulfield Hospital’s furry volunteer Veezey can help.
For Melbourne-based high school teacher, David Schenkel, the road to recovery from an acquired brain injury has been a long one but, buoyed by rehabilitation and a passion for making music, he continues to improve each day.
For Joe Ash, experiencing a second stroke at just 20 years of age was a setback, but armed with self-determination and a boost from a former AFL footballer, the young music enthusiast is on the road to recovery.
For some elderly people in our community, making the journey from residential care facilities to outpatient clinics can be difficult and burdensome – especially for those with mobility issues or who experience confusion from dementia.
Patients being treated for heart rhythm disorders are commonly advised to avoid caffeine, however a new study suggests coffee and tea may be tolerated – and could even help manage an irregular heart rate.