Whilst we are well known for our in-home health and care services, there are times – for advanced wound care or chronic disease management, for example – when our clients need to visit us, at one of our clinics located throughout Perth and regional Western Australia.
We want to ensure our clinic-based care continues to be accessible, particularly in areas where we know demand is expected to grow. We have recently focused our attention on the northern suburbs of Perth, expanding our clinic services so more people can access specialist care, and now we are concentrating on the Peel region.
Along with population growth within the region of 18 per cent between 2010 and 2014 in comparison to the total greater Perth increase of 13.5 per cent, there has been a 47 per cent increase in our client numbers within this region since 2011.
We must expand our clinic offering in the Peel region to ensure we can meet the health care needs of the Peel community into the future.
Silver Chain Executive General Manager, Health, Michelle Noort, said with generous donations from the community Silver Chain will refurbish its existing Peel Service Centre to incorporate three new clinics as well as supporting facilities for clients.
“The Peel Service Centre is ideally located alongside the Peel Health Campus and acts as a hub for the delivery of Home Hospital and clinical services as well as continence management, advanced wound care and diabetes advice,” Michelle said.
Delivering services in a clinic has many benefits. Not only does it provide a safe environment to deliver care but sometimes the nature of our services means treatments are best provided within a clinic environment.
For clients well enough to receive care in a clinic, they also have greater choice as they can make an appointment at a time that suits them. More clients can also access the service as the travel time between in-home visits is eliminated for our nurses.
“With more clinics and supporting facilities for our clients and a meeting room to host on-site training, we look forward to providing our specialist care services to many more people in the Peel region.”