Discuss about the Calvary Health Care Bethlehem.
The Calvary Health care Bethlehem is a hospital in Caulfield which is being recognized as the best hospital which mainly provides health care services in mainly two fields. These are the Specialist Progressive Neural Disease Service for the patients those who are suffering from the Progressive Neurological Disease and specialist Palliative Care for the patients those who need end of life care. The services of the Calvary healthcare Bethlehem are important to the community of Victoria, which supports more than 4000 patients along with their families every year (Dredge et al, 2017).
The palliative care team at Calvary healthcare Bethlehem is recruited only to address the needs of the patient and their families. This type of care is being coordinated and focused on an individual for improving their quality of life. They first understand the illness which has affected the person. Then they try to relieve the pain and some other signs of stress. They provide support to the family of the patient and also offer support to the families after the death of the patient (Runacres, Gregory & Ugalde, 2016).
The Progressive Neurological Disease Service at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem used to offer a range of multidisciplinary tasks, management services and education for the people diagnosed with PND. For providing this service a multidisciplinary team was given the charge of care. This team includes specialists of medical such as neurologists, respiratory physicians, neuro-psychiatrists, and the physicians giving palliative care (Mathers, 2013). This team also includes allied health specialists such as physiotherapists, dietitians, clinical psychologists, speech pathologists and neuropsychologists. Some volunteers, community care workers, researchers, caregivers, pastoral care workers and some specialist neurological nurse are also found in the team. During this specialist care the team used to work very closely together with the other health care professional which also includes some organizations that are based on the community (Gluyas et al., 2017). This statewide PND service of the Calvary Health care Bethlehem is done according to the research and is being involved actively in various national as well as international projects and the trials.
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