May 28, 2020

A guard of honour for Jamie

Staff at Broadmeadows Hospital celebrated a wonderful achievement earlier this month, with a patient going home from Unit 2 – Rehabilitation after spending 288 days in hospital.

Jamie was admitted to Northern Hospital Epping on 22 July 2019 after being found unconscious by his mother and fighting for life. The subsequent months saw Jamie struggling to walk, talk and be able to process his thoughts and emotions clearly, due to an acquired brain injury.

“Since coming to hospital, Jamie moved through Emergency Department, ICU, Ward 5 and finally arrived to Rehabilitation at Broadmeadows Hospital in August 2019. During this time, he successfully regained his ability to walk, communicate effectively and was able to regain his independence,” said Belinda Nash, Nurse Unit Manager, Unit 2.

With the help of the Unit 2 Rehab Team and his mother Wendy, he is now able to access NDIS housing and support.

“Jamie is a symbol of the team’s drive and dedication to help patients regain their independence. Well done to both Jamie and the Unit 2 team,” said Grant Taylor, Site Director, Broadmeadows Hospital.

Proudly walking by himself with his mother by his side, thanking the nurses, doctors and allied health that cared for him, Jamie rightfully received a ‘guard of honour’ as he was discharged.

Please see the video below: