The Australian Physiotherapy Association have paid tribute and thanks to our Monash Health frontline physiotherapists for their work during the pandemic, with a unique artistic gift.
Physiotherapy plays an important role in helping patients recover. Our physiotherapists are vital in the care and recovery of patients across the continuum of care, from intensive care through to the community, and during COVID-19 the work of our physiotherapists has been crucial.
To say thank you for their work during this time, the Australian Physiotherapy Association put together a mosaic, which was delivered to our sites on Christmas Eve. The canvas has been created from a mosaic of photos from the community with an overlay of an image of a physiotherapist. Each mosaic photo was sent in by a member of our community to show their support and to thank our frontline physiotherapists for their expertise and dedication during the pandemic.
The mosaic was accompanied by a message of thanks:
“Physiotherapists working in our hospital intensive care units have made an incredible contribution to the acute assessment, management and early rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients.
“They have helped patients breathe in ways that maximise their oxygen levels through positioning, using high flow oxygen devices and teaching breathing exercises. They have also assisted COVID-19 patients to move, sit upright and walk again, even when some are still on mechanical ventilators, and to perform exercises to regain muscle strength and function.”
The mosaics at Casey, Clayton and Dandenong are three of 15 that were sent to hospitals across metropolitan Melbourne. Sending the mosaic to different hospitals was symbolic of the importance of the community working together to overcome the challenges we have faced recently.
Approved by John Davis