RPA social workers develop support pack for those far from home.
Many rural patients arrive at RPA under distressing circumstances with little or no warning.
Far from home, their families are suddenly faced with having to find accommodation, food, transport, travel subsidies and parking - in addition to working out who is who in the hospital and how “the system” works.
But thanks to a team of innovative social workers, life is now a little easier.
Nicoletta Crollini, Monique Manzanera and Nina O’Connor (pictured left to right) have put together an Out of Area Support Pack, providing families with basic assistance at a time they need it most.
“It is much more empowering for people to take a booklet with them and use it when they need it, rather than having to come to us with questions as issues arise,” Vicki Hewson, deputy head of Social Work, said.
“It looks terrific, and our hope is that it will be really useful and utilised by patients and their families.”
For more information about the Out of Area Support pack, please speak to our staff.