Stevenson Memorial Hospital provides a multidisciplinary approach to acute care by professional, caring and skilled staff. The Medical Surgical Unit respects the patient’s confidentiality, rights and choices and supports patient and family involvement in all aspects of care. The 32 bed Unit manages diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), pneumonia, diabetes, acute coronary syndrome (Chest pain, angina), and palliative care.
The department includes qualified nursing staff that provide quality care to help enable patients to reach their maximum functionality and promote positive outcomes. The Health Care team members include: physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, a dietician, a Home and Community Care Coordinator, and spiritual care.
The Medical Surgical Unit works closely with all departments in the hospital and maintains extensive community-based associations to provide referrals for services not available at Stevenson.
What you need to bring:
Once the acute phase of the illness and treatment is complete, the patient will be transitioned back home or to the most appropriate bed for them. If the patient is unable to be discharged to their pre-admission residence, then the interdisciplinary team will meet with the patient and their family to discuss discharge options. It is important for the patient and family to work with the staff to make these important decisions. The interdisciplinary staff, with the patient and family, will determine the need for additional services in the home or placement in another care facility such a respite care, retirement home, rehabilitation center, convalescent care center or home with support services to wait for long-term care. If your condition necessitates staying in the hospital until a space in a long-term care facility is available, the Clinical Coordinator will discuss applicable charges.
We appreciate your help:
Stevenson is committed to delivering patient-centered quality care and service. We encourage patients, family and friends to work with the nursing staff to help ensure that patients have all of their care needs met. We have prioritized care on the basis of treatment and testing needs and we are thankful for all the support that we receive from family and friends who aid with patient feeding, bathing and hygiene.
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