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Special care for special children

Ana Madigibuli
Thursday, July 17, 2014

CONSTANT contact with allied health workers and medical practitioners is sought by the Hilton Organisation to raise the standard of care provided to children and young adults living with disabilities at the Hilton Hostel.

This is because of the severity of the disability and associated medical conditions of some of the high support needs of individuals under permanent care.

It is vital medical assistance provided to them on a regular basis especially during urgent medical emergencies.

Hilton Organisation CEO Sureni Perera said at the hostel, they dealt with many complications that were associated with the individual's disability and they did not have proper sitting or transport to take children to the hospital. "Sometimes when at the hospital clinic we also have to wait, which is hard for the individual living with disability," Mrs Perera said.

"For in-house care we have the means to look after the children, but we do not have the resources to take the individuals with severe disabilities to visit the clinics. We need the support of occupational therapists also coming in to assist us and medical practitioners."

She said the hostel had two matrons who were looking after the children and they provided the best of care possible.


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