Social workers at St. Boniface Hospital are an integral part of multidisciplinary health care teams, working collaboratively to support patients and their families in making informed decisions about their care. They advocate for patients, provide counseling, facilitate therapeutic groups, and provide information about community resources. They also network and liaise with agencies, helping to reduce barriers to care, and to coordinate and facilitate transitions from hospital.
Dietitians are part of SBH’s health care team, since nutrition plays an important role in an individual’s recovery from illness or injury. Clinical dietitians assess patients’ nutrition needs and make nutrition care plans. A nutrition care plan may include providing the patient with the best nutrition during their stay in hospital, providing information and education about special diets and facilitating follow up nutrition services or care upon discharge.
Respiratory therapy is an emerging technology intended to care for patients with a diversity of respiratory problems. Respiratory therapists at SBH work in a variety of settings including: intensive care, acute care, chronic care, pulmonary diagnostics, anesthesia technology, education and research. Respiratory Therapists are the primary providers of these technical and therapeutic respiratory services and through collaboration with other health care providers they assure the delivery of exemplary patient focused care at SBH.