At Allowah we are committed to Child & Family Centred Care. While a child is at Allowah, families are encouraged to visit as often as they are able. They are always welcome to discuss their child’s progress and any difficulties with nursing and therapy staff. We provide families with support, guidance and pastoral care.
Allowah has a paediatric medical team that sees all children admitted to the hospital prior to admission. A Child Care Management Plan is developed for each child who is admitted to Allowah. Doctors, nurses, our allied health team, parents and other specialists are involved in the development of this plan which informs the care for children at Allowah.
Allowah has access to a registered medical specialist with credentials in paediatrics 24 hours per day 7 days per week and a GP, all of whom attend the Hospital regularly. Our Paediatricians will liaise with each child’s own medical specialists regarding treatment. There is 24 hour medical care for inpatients. We have a dedicated team of nursing staff that includes our Executive Director of Nursing, our Deputy Director of Nursing, Registered Nurses, EENs, Enrolled Nurses and Assistants in Nursing.
The hospital has a dedicated allied health staff, including Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and a Speech Pathologist. We also employ aDietitian who will undertake an assessment and provide input into the meals each child is served while at Allowah. While at Allowah children have access to leisure and/or diversional therapy programs. Our Recreation staff lead the children in activities including sensory stimulation and music therapy as well as group activities such as art, outdoor play and cooking. Support and guidance for families using Allowah is provided by our Family Worker.
Our Chaplain provides support and pastoral care to both the children and families at Allowah.
We are piloting outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation services to children with moderate to severe complex care needs. Rehabilitation is coordinated by health professionals with experience, knowledge and skills in rehabilitation for children with moderate to severe disabilities and complex health care needs.
Allowah also offers NDIS and Better Start disability support services. Go to Allowah Disability Support Services site to find out more.
Administration and Domestic Services, including an onsite kitchen where fresh food is prepared daily, are on hand to support the direct care staff at Allowah.