May 30, 2011
The Hospital Research Foundation team members are delighted to announce they have become Dignity in Care Champions, joining almost 400 staff, doctors and family members who have already signed on in support of the innovative program at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH).
The Dignity in Care program works to reinforce the importance of treating patients with dignity and respect, focusing on issues such as zero tolerance for all forms of abuse, respecting people’s privacy and listening to their individual needs.
Over the next two years the program will offer ‘dignity’ themed staff education sessions as well as enlisting ‘Dignity Champions’ to spread the message throughout the community.
TQEH Consultant Geriatrician, Dr Faizal Ibrahim, who introduced the pilot program after seeing the success of a similar one in the UK, has been overwhelmed by the positive response and involvement of the hospital staff, patients and their families.
“It has really gained momentum and is engaging people on all levels within and outside the hospital environment,” said Dr Ibrahim.
“The UK program has been running for more than five years now and boasts celebrity Ambassador Sir Michael Parkinson and a healthy 23,000 membership which is still growing – but we are confident and on track to do even better in South Australia,” he said.
Join us and show your support today! To and sign up as a Dignity in Care Champion please phone Fiona Smithson on (08) 8224 1100 or email email@example.com
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