We’re counting down the days to Christmas with our 12 days of Christmas campaign!
Every day SASH staff will have the chance to share how they spend Christmas Day, whether that’s at home or on site.
Find out how Bernie and the switchboard team help callers check on their loved ones and take emergency calls.
“Switchboard is a 24-hour department, much like ED, so we are always on hand to take calls and support people. We take it turns to work Christmas Day. I’m working Boxing Day this year, but it’s never lonely. We’re a busy department dealing with incoming calls from patients and also assisting internal staff with enquiries. We work very closely with many other teams, so we all pull together to work as one team. Regardless of what day of the year it is, we’re always on hand to assist family members wanting to check on their loved ones, as well as monitor alarms for the hospital and take emergency calls.”