About the Acute Ward
As well as the nursing and allied health staff, there are porters, administrative staff, cleaners, menu monitors and catering staff who all provide an exceptional level of support and care to the patients.
The ward has access to local allied health staff, such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, infection control nurses, wound care nurses, diabetes educators, district nursing, community services, social worker, pharmacists, day activities and many more.
There is also access to regional services such as Council services, aged care assessment teams, psychiatric care, alcohol and drug management programs as well as other regional programs.
The philosophy of this ward is person-centered care. Benalla Health staff listen to patients and determine their plan of care with the patient's needs in mind.
Patients are encouraged to remain as independent as possible throughout their stay at Benalla Health, thereby limiting any functional decline. Early walking, getting dressed into their own clothes, sitting up for meals and participating in hospital activities are all a means of minimising functional decline, the risk of clots and fostering general well being.
The ward has two inside sitting areas and many areas in the garden to sit, where patients and families can sit together and talk or eat their meals.