Carers provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who is frail and elderly, has dementia, a mental or chronic illness, a disability, complex needs, or receives palliative care.
At Fiona Stanley Hospital we recognise that carers are a key partner in the delivery of care. We support the four principles of the WA Carers Charter.
The Western Australian Carers Charter
- Carers must be treated with respect and dignity
- The role of carers must be recognised by including carers in the assessment, planning, delivery and review of services that impact on them and the role of carers
- The views and needs of carers must be taken into account along with the views, needs and best interests of people receiving care when decisions are made that impact on carers and the role of carers
- Complaints made by carers in relation to services that impact on them and the role of carers must be given due attention and consideration.
For more information on the services available through Carers WA (external site) or call 1300 227 377.