Patient Support Groups
In 2019, Seychelles Patients Association will initiate support group (s) to:
a) Provide compassionate environments for peers who accept and understand each other, to talk freely on issues they want to share.
b) Provide participants with support and the necessary tools needed to assist them in living more meaningful and healthy lives
Patient Centered Care Symposium from the patient perspective
In 2019, Seychelles Patients Association will bring together key health actors and key patient advocacy organizations in a symposium on patient-centered care seen from the patient perspective.
Patient Participation Forum
Seychelles Patients Association has introduced Patient Participation Forum (PPF) to provide a platform for interaction between health service users and health care workers. The PPF seeks to improve communication between care providers and health service users in the planning, implementation and evaluation of services with a view to improve the quality of services within the confines of the given resources. The conduct of Patient Participation Fora will continue in 2019.
Patient Support Line
This is the number (2539925) that patients or their relatives can call for inquiries and other support that falls within the mandate of the Association.
Patient Satisfaction Surveys
Seychelles Patients Association will work with health authorities in 2019 and support the repeat of Patient Satisfaction Surveys and widely disseminate their results so as to improve care quality, from the patient’s perspective.
Education of the public on the rights and responsibilities of patients
Seychelles Patients Association will produce and diffuse as many spots and videos in the broadcast and social media as possible and messages in the print media as a form of patient education on their rights and responsibilities.
Patient Advocacy Centre (PAC)
Seychelles Patients Association wants to initiate a Patient Advocacy Centre.
The Patient Advocacy Centre shall hold a directory of vital contacts and other critical information that patients/relatives can make use of.
The Patient Advocacy Centre shall assist patients with any matter of concern to them and link them up with the right services.
Patients or their relatives can phone the number 2539925 for assistance even now. A friendly voice will always be ready to help.
In 2019, the Association will continue to invite as many ordinary, corporate and honorary members as possible to strengthen our patient advocacy efforts. We intend to reach a membership of 100 active advocates.