"Perth Children’s Hospital"

About: Perth Children's Hospital

(as a parent/guardian),

My child was in a ward for an eating disorder. There were other children also with eating disorders. The patient bathroom has a large mirror directly opposite the shower. There is no screen. This means when showering the patient can see themselves full length in the mirror. For a child with an eating disorder this can be very confronting and distressing. Perhaps a smaller mirror or a screen or the ability to darken the mirror would be of benefit.  


Response from Victor Cheng, Executive Director, Health Service Managament

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Dear Woman

Thank you for your comments. You have raised a pertinent issue and I will discuss your feedback with the eating disorders clinical team with a view to making changes as needed. We are sensitive to the needs of our patients and rely on feedback like yours to help us ensure we are providing the best possible care. Thank you again for taking the time to provide your thoughts. Please accept my best wishes for your child’s treatment and recovery.

Kind regards

Dr Victor Cheng
Executive Director
Perth Children's Hospital | Mental Health | Community Health

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Update posted by Woman (a parent/guardian)

Thank you Doctor Cheng