Carers Week

November 13, 2015

In Australia there are more than 2.86 million unpaid carers. Bentley Health Service recently helped patients, families and other hospital consumers to identify themselves as carers by recognising Carers’ Week (11 – 17 October 2015).

Senior Social Worker Alison Morcombe said carers, patients and staff attended the event which was held in the Ward 4/5 patient dining room.

“We had a display with resources available for carers and everyone enjoyed a delicious morning tea,” Alison said.

“A guest speaker from Carer’s WA discussed the importance of carers particularly in supporting people with disabilities. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended and it was a great opportunity to place a spotlight on the crucial role carers play in the lives of our patients.”