"Continuity of care"
Posted by Physio patient (as ),
I'm incredibly grateful to be able to access physiotherapy services through Royal Perth Hospital for the management of a complex and chronic condition. However one thing that is continually a challenge is continuity of care. I've seen a number of physiotherapists, all excellent, but being passed to a different person for each round of physio makes communication difficult. Requiring me to explain my medical history each time and has resulted in health issues not being picked up until they're causing other issues. Communication between departments and specialists has likewise presented issues, particularly as staff in different departments are often only employed for a few days a week. This is no fault of the hospital staff. But rather seems an issue of organisation that could perhaps be improved by digital communication and record sharing between departments to allow for better long-term management.