"Allied Health service at Collie District Hospital"

About: Collie Hospital

(as the patient),

I was diagnosed with Parkinsons’ Disease a number of years ago. A short time after I had ongoing Atrial Fibrillation issues and after three unsuccessful catheter ablation procedures in the years following, I finally had a pacemaker inserted in my chest.

As a consequence of these two health conditions I have regularly used the speech pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, health and diet services provided by Allied Health at the Collie District Hospital. With Parkinson’s Disease, I have a six-monthly consultation with my specialist at Collie Hospital and this involves a full medical check-up which involves the professional staff from Allied Health and the hospital nursing staff. I also have an approved GP/Patient Management Plan which also involves the use of Allied Health professional staff.

Since I have needed these services, I have found all the professional staff at Allied Health to be extremely competent, motivated and most helpful. In this time there has been some turnover in staff but I have found all new employees to have the same motivation and eagerness to help. My personal thanks especially applies to the professional staff who I have regularly dealt with over the past few years. I have not named anyone specifically but if these staff read this note then they will know to whom I am referring. The same compliment applies to the nursing staff and office at Collie Hospital and I consider that the people of Collie and surrounding districts are extremely lucky to have such quality health care available at their doorstep.

Keep up the good work.

Responses

Response from Jeremy Higgins, Operations Manager, Inland, WACHS South West

Dear Top40Guru

Thank you for your feedback about your experience at Collie Hospital. It is great to hear the outcomes for you from the integrated approach to your care by the allied health team, nurses, administration staff, GP and specialists.

Partnering with patients and consumers as has happened with your care is what we strive to achieve and I am really proud of the skilled, caring and motivated team at Collie Hospital.

I will ensure your feedback is shared with the whole team.

Yours sincerely,

Jeremy Higgins, Operations Manager Inland

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