‘POST YOUR KINDNESS’ INITIATIVE, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY DEPARTMENT, MONAGHAN HOSPITAL

26 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all of us, none more so than the inpatients in our country’s hospitals. With visiting restrictions at large in our nation’s hospitals, our patients have been required to adhere to new guidelines and continue their route to wellbeing and recovery in the strangest of circumstances we could have ever imagined. Patients are now without the close contact and support of their families and friends who typically occupy their bedsides following their difficult days in hospitals.

In the most unprecedented and challenging of times our health systems has ever experienced the Speech and Language Therapy Department in Monaghan Rehabilitation Unit felt communication had a key role in patient welfare. We at the Speech and Language Therapy Department in Monaghan Hospital have empathised with our patients and have adapted to their new needs to communicate alternatively with their loved ones. Advancing technology and mobile phones have proved an invaluable tool in this adaptation process. However, for some of our patients the arrival of a letter…

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