Patients are able to get in and out of bed in Unit 2A much safer due to new bedside safety mats designed to prevent falls. The mats, which were made possible through a Volunteer Association/Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE grant, have beveled edges for easy patient transfers from wheelchairs and lifts, and non-slip surfaces and padding underneath.
We will be mindful of what is said, where it is said and the impact on others.
We will treat customers (those who receive service) in a professional manner that demonstrates respect, dignity, caring and compassion for each individual.
This includes but is not limited to:
arriving promptly and ready to contribute
being pleasant and courteous
adherence to the dress code
acknowledging the customer’s presence upon their arrival
wearing name tags that have not been disfigured or changed in any manner
We will communicate with all customers in a clear, timely, truthful manner and demonstrate attentiveness through eye contact, choosing the appropriate environment, responding and using a calm and helpful tone.
We will identify ourselves by name and department when greeting a customer and/or answering the telephone.
We will offer assistance to anyone within the building or on the hospital grounds who appears distressed or in need of help.
We will treat all individuals with dignity, honouring their uniqueness and value. We will not tolerate discrimination in any form.
We will address all customers by their preferred name.
If we do not have the resource to address a customer’s concern or need, we will connect the customer to an individual or department who can meet the need.