Performance highlights the value of kindness in healthcare


Bass Coast Health staff were reminded of the importance of being kind to patients and colleagues by the play “What Matters”, presented at Wonthaggi Hospital on Monday.

The play was presented by the Hush Foundation, an organisation established by Paediatrician, Professor Catherine Crock. The Foundation works with artists, patients, and health and care staff to promote the healing power of kindness through music, the arts and connecting with people. 

The performance at Wonthaggi Hospital featured scenarios based on real-life experiences to promote the value of kindness in healthcare. 

Bass Coast Health CEO Jan Child said, “Our staff are asked to be always kind in their everyday interactions with each other and our community, and this performance reminded them to also take care of themselves so as they can be the best version of themselves at work to give our community the best care experience possible. 

“The best care we can provide is the same care we would all want for the people we love, and to truly understand what matters for patients and their families. We have a privileged role and we often see people at their most vulnerable time, which is why compassion and kindness matter.”