How family-centred care helps make lives better.
Hanna was a big baby. During her delivery she experienced some complications that left her with a brachial plexus injury – damage to the network of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand. “Her left arm wasn’t moving. It looked like it was just hanging there,” recalls Hanna’s mother, Jacqui.
Jacqui and her husband, Craig, were in touch with George Jeffrey Children’s Centre right away. Hanna visited the Centre frequently for the first three years of her life, meeting with the talented physiotherapists and occupational therapists at the centre to gain mobility and function in her left arm. Her care was family-centred. “We felt involved with Hanna’s care the entire time,” says Jacqui. Wi ...