While life may seem to stand still when you have a sick child in hospital, in reality it continues on quietly in the background. Bills still need to be paid and friends and family still want to keep in touch.
To make balancing the needs of a sick child with the demands of daily living a littler easier, the Foundation provides a family care program which includes:
- Internet kiosks in every ward to give families opportunities to stay in contact with families and friends;
- A parent lounge open seven days a week to access a photocopier, fax machine, free internet services or even just a quiet space to take some time out with a cup of tea or coffee;
- Massage services provided by qualified therapists to help relieve the anxiety and stress associated with caring for a sick child; and
- Patient welcome packs including information and useful items for patients and their carers to assist them with basic living requirements to get them through an emergency situation.
These are just simple ways of helping parents take care of those little worries, so they can concentrate on the really important mission – to help their children get well.
Find out how to access these services under Parent Support