Seychelles Patients Association (SPA) was formed on 21st April 2015 and was duly registered as a not-for-profit, Non-Governmental Organization on the 8th July 2015.
Its main purpose is to advocate for patient issues across all disease areas and to promote person-centred care in Seychelles.
Hence, Seychelles Patients Association is a friends of patients association, working intensely to create and perpetuate a kinder, gentler relationship between care-givers and care-receivers.
Seychelles Patients Association interprets high-quality person-centred care as high quality care that focuses on successfully promoting, protecting and restoring the health and welfare of all patients and achieving excellence in the care experience of patients and relatives.
The Association believes that true person-centred care depends on knowledgeable and empowered patients and their families and on professionals (including health policy makers) who work diligently to safeguard patients’ rights, safety and other interests and who therefore, relentlessly facilitates, meaningful communication between all the concerned parties through the right structures and actions.
The Association believes also that true person-centred care must seek to achieve optimum partnership and understanding between care givers and care receivers.
Unlike other patient advocacy associations in Seychelles, Seychelles Patients Association does not limit its work only to one specific condition or organ. Neither does it limit its actions to the health sector.
Seychelles Patients Association addresses all matters of relevance to all patients (clients) and their families including matters within the social care (home care) and public health spheres (prevention and early detection of diseases and promotion of healthy lifestyle).
In the end, the association wants to achieve better, seamless, more patient-friendly and family-friendly health and social care services in Seychelles. This is the impact it wants to help to create.