Your healthcare team
Who is looking after me?
Provide and coordinate your care. A nurse manager on each ward/department is also available to discuss any concerns you may have. Specialist nurses may help manage aspects of your care such as diabetes, continence, wound management or mental health concerns.
Specialist nurses who can provide assessment, care and treatment, without the supervision of a doctor. They are extensively trained in particular areas, such as Aged Care and Emergency.
Provide medical care, surgery, procedures and liaise with your General Practitioner and/or medical specialists. Doctors caring for you will range from junior (intern or resident) to specialised trainees (registrar) to senior (consultants).
Review medications prescribed for you while you are in hospital and inform you about medications before you leave.
Work with nursing and medical staff to provide assessment and therapy to support you in achieving what is important to you and to enhance your care or recovery. They include audiologists, dieticians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, speech pathologists, podiatrists, prosthetists and orthotists, Allied Health assistants.
Patient services assistants (PSAs) such as orderlies, cleaning and food services staff, ward clerks as well as interpreters, patient liaison officers, finance liaison officers, Aboriginal hospital liaison officers (AHLOs) and pastoral care.
Our volunteers and consumers who will provide a range of supports, including assisting you to complete the patient experience survey and other questionnaires.
You and your family/friends
Your family/friends are not just visiting – they are an important part of your recovery, your health and general wellbeing. We encourage you to ask questions about your care and be involved as much as you want to be.