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Rebecca has an eye on little CALD patients

12 April 2019

There are always plenty of amazing patient centred projects on the go at Logan Hospital and now, thanks to Planetree/HEAU Microgrants, even more are taking off to assist our culturally and linguistically diverse patients.

Paediatric Speech Pathologist Rebecca Watson said more and more work was now being done in the Special Care Nursery and Children’s Inpatient Unit with parents who were often overwhelmed by the situation and by the information being given.

"In the Special Care Nursery environment especially, diagnosis are made that are often unexpected," Rebecca said.

"We see children with cleft palate and cleft lips, children with Down Syndrome who have feeding difficulties and at the moment we have no resources that we are able to give parents or easily share with parents with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds."

"With this microgrant we will develop resources for these common medical conditions that we can have translated into required languages to give parents a better understand of the condition and its management as well as prompt sheets for clinicians on how to more effectively communicate with our CALD families," she said.

Last updated 13 April 2019
Last reviewed 12 April 2019

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