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"The excellent care and assistance at Sale Hospital"

About: Sale Hospital / Allied Health Sale Hospital / Women's and Children's

(as the patient),

Last year I was referred to ED at the Sale Hospital by the Addiction Medicine and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My autoimmune disease had progressed so I had frequent falls and broken bones. I was admitted to the Women's and Children unit to be assessed by allied health staff, to help me live independently and safely at home.

The level of care from the nurses and doctors that attended to me is of a very high standard and often overwhelming. I enjoyed my stay at the hospital and cannot fault the staff involved in my care.

I was seen by the social worker, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and pharmacist. The social worker encouraged me to apply for NDIS assistance, which I did and I was accepted as a client. It has made a huge difference to my life as I cannot drive.

One of the casual nurses told me she had never heard of my autoimmune disease as it is quite rare and I should write a book about it. I thought what a brilliant idea and with the help of my creative writing class, I published my first book last year, called My Life with Myositis. I am grateful to my Nurse Practitioner for referring me to the Creative Writing Classes and to the teacher for her assistance in getting my book published.


Response from Mandy Pusmucans, Director of Nursing, Sale, Central Gippsland Health last week
Mandy Pusmucans
Director of Nursing, Sale,
Central Gippsland Health
Submitted on 04/05/2021 at 11:00
Published on Care Opinion at 11:21

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Dear hippodm69,

My name is Mandy Pusmucans and I am the Director of Nursing at Sale Hospital. Thank you for taking the time to tell us your story. The excellence of care that you have experienced is what we aspire to. I am especially pleased that the variety of team members were able to help you during your stay, and to arrange supports at home in readiness for your discharge.

I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the team through the Women’s and Childrens Unit and the Allied Health teams. I am sure they will appreciate your kind words.

I am glad that things are going well for you, and I wish you all the best with your creative writing! That sounds so exciting.

Thank you again.

Kind regards


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