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Uniting in Blue to Celebrate Anniversary

Did you know its been 12 months since our on site Allied Health team took over rehabilitation/physiotherapy services for all our wards? Its been a big year and today we celebrated the outcomes from this important year.

If you walked into Gosford Private Hospital today you might notice it’s a bit bluer than usual.

That’s because today all staff are wearing blue to mark an important milestone for the Allied Health and Nursing teams across the departments at Gosford Private Hospital.

It’s been a year since our onsite Allied Health team took over the responsibility for delivering all physiotherapy/rehabilitation services for our Hospital.

Blue is the colour for unity and it is fitting as many of the positive outcomes from this year of hard work can be attributed to the fantastic collaboration between Nursing and Allied Health teams according to Allied Health Manager Blake Downes.

“The Nursing teams have gone above and beyond to support this transition and it has made a massive difference to our ability to deliver exceptional patient care,” Mr Downes said.

“Staff have played an integral role in helping to establish a holistic patient-centred care approach at Gosford Private Hospital and patients are now receiving care preoperatively, during their stay and post discharge, with service offerings expanding from two wards to seven wards in the last 12 months.

“What this means for our patients is that they are receiving consistent and seamlessly exceptional care regardless of whether they are attending the hospital for rehabilitation, orthopaedic, maternity or surgical services.”

Orthopaedic Nurse Unit Manger Shae Carr said. While some were initially uncertain of how the transition would work, it has proven to be a success for specialists, staff, patients and Allied Health teams.

“There is always a bit of hesitation whenever there is change or a new process, but this transition has shown us and others what can truly be achieved when we work together with one goal in mind - patient care and experience,” Ms Carr said.

“We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with Allied Health to achieve even greater outcomes in the months and years to come.”

With a 25 percent increase in participants for the Rehabilitation Day Program in the last three months, the Allied Health team also officially kicked off their pre-habilitation program late last year.

“Due to this increase in services, we’ve seen Allied Health grow by more than 26 team members which now include Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Exercise Physiologists and Allied Health Assistants,” Mr Downes said.

“So while it’s only a one year anniversary, it is an important one as it marks some impressive achievements and has set the benchmark for all the future work we can achieve together.

“I would like to thank each staff member who has supported, engaged and assisted in this transition, your contribution has made, and continues to make, a difference to the service we deliver and ultimately, the care our patients experience at Gosford Private Hospital.”

Throughout the day, the Allied Health team will also be delivering afternoon and morning tea snacks for each department, to thank nursing teams for their ongoing and future support as services and facilities continue to increase.

Find out more about the range of rehabilitation services which are provided at Gosford Private Hospital via: