THE PATIENTS/VISITOR CENTRE

The patients/visitor centre

This is a welcoming place for both patients and their families who use the healthcare system. It is a place where they can not only get the information they need but also exchange with volunteers from our partner associations.

Useful information

The centre is located on the ground floor near to the main reception

The centre is open 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday

Catherine FAURE, legal expert in charge of patient/visitor relations: +33 1 46 25 21 34

How does the patient/visitor
centre operate?

It provides access to a large range of useful documentation as well as a constant reception service and occasional workshops organised by volunteers from out partner associations. There is an area for exchange which is distinct to the reception and information area where you can talk in private with the volunteers that work there.

Here is a list of the various associations that work alongside the Hôpital Foch departments

ALL DEPARTMENTS

The Child and Adult development Support association proposes sporting, artistic and well-being activities in Suresnes.

These activities are intended for both disabled and able-bodied persons along with their families.

It seeks to improve quality of life, support carers and raise awareness about disabilities through a number of workshops.

The French Association for Coping with Pain is intended for patients suffering from chronic pain and their families.

One of their missions is to support patients suffering from chronic pain and/or mental suffering, to intervene in their healthcare by taking them out of their isolation, listening to them, providing support, aiding their families and providing information on the available means for finding relief.

The Schéhérazade association seeks to help patients in remission or who have been cured of their cancer and to extend their services to patients suffering from Long Duration Conditions.

The aim is to help them to rediscover their self-image and their bodies through oriental dance and physical exercise workshops.

The Marie-Madeleine association used its presence in the Patient/Visitor Centre to respond to the specific needs of women with HIV/AIDS, specifically in terms of information, prevention, exchange, orientation and support as a means of helping them to break free from their sense of isolation.

The Palliative Care Development Association has a constant presence within the Patient/Visitor Centre where they support patients who are going through critical phases of chronic illnesses or are nearing the end. It also helps the friends and families of patients.

It seeks to promote the palliative care philosophy amongst healthcare professionals, institutions and the general public.

In addition it visits the bedsides of patients who are not able to move around.

NEPHROLOGY

The Renif association promotes the prevention and treatment of chronic kidney conditions. This association has a constant presence to receive, inform and support patients suffering from these conditions.

The Association for Information and Research into Genetic Kidney Diseases uses its presence in the Patient/Visitor Centre to help, support and inform patients suffering from Genetic Kidney Diseases as well as their families.

The aim of this association is to support research for a better understanding of these conditions and develop new treatments to improve the quality of life for sufferers.

NEUROLOGY

The France Alzheimer association has a constant presence that receives the families of patients suffering from Alzheimer's and other associated conditions.

This recognised Public Service association helps families to cope and provides them with support and an attentive ear.

The France AVC (Stroke) association seeks to inform, aid and support patients who have suffered strokes and their carers.

It has a presence in the Patient/Visitor Centre to help families to confront these events.

The France Parkinson's association seeks to help, support and lend a friendly ear to patients suffering from Parkinson's and their families.

The Epilepsie France association has a presence at the Patient/Visitor Centre to encourage meetings and exchanges between patients, as well as their families and carers, suffering from epilepsy.

The French Cranial Trauma Sufferers Association was created to help break down the sense of isolation and improve information for sufferers and their families as regards the treatment, re-education, training and re-adaptation to normal life for cranial trauma sufferers, it also works to protect their rights.

It's presence in the Patient/Visitor Centre serves to encourage the sharing of experiences with other patients and their families.

The French Multiple Sclerosis Association is present in the Patient/Visitor Centre and receives multiple sclerosis sufferers and their families, encouraging them to share their experiences.

This association also helps patients in their administrative and social needs.

NB: Grégoire GOLDBLUM, the association's volunteer worker, is also the President of the Hôpital Foch Patient Visitor Commission. During his presence at the centre he can also receive patients in this role.

ACUTE GERIATRICS UNIT

The France Alzheimer association has a constant presence that receives the families of patients suffering from Alzheimer's and other associated conditions.

This recognised Public Service association helps families to cope and provides them with support and an attentive ear.

The France Parkinson's association seeks to help, support and lend a friendly ear to patients suffering from Parkinson's and their families.

INTENSIVE CARE

The French Cranial Trauma Sufferers Association was created to help break down the sense of isolation and improve information for sufferers and their families as regards the treatment, re-education, training and re-adaptation to normal life for cranial trauma sufferers, it also works to protect their rights.

It's presence in the Patient/Visitor Centre serves to encourage the sharing of experiences with other patients and their families.

OPHTHALMOLOGY

The RETINA association seeks to provide immediate support for medical research into ophthalmology. It also brings together patients with Retinal Degeneration conditions, providing them with social and individual support to help them to overcome this handicap.

ONCOLOGY

The Anti-Cancer League association receives cancer patients at the Patient/Visitor Centre allowing them to exchange, receive information and build up their awareness as part of the fight against cancer.

The François Giraud association provides the Patient/Visitor Centre with documentation for the improvement of treatment and care for deaf/mute patients.

Their final objective is to support of deaf/mute patients during consultations and ensure that they can fully understand their conditions. (This activity has yet to be implemented by the association).

MOTHER-CHILD CENTRE

The Twins or More association seeks to help multiple birth families. This association has a presence in the Patient/Visitor Centre which they use to encourage mutual material and moral support between multiple birth families. It aims to help them to exchange their experiences as parents, particularly to help parents-to-be to prepare for the upcoming event.

ADDICITION SUPPORT

The Alanon / Alateen association exists in parallel to Alcoholic Anonymous.

It provides support to the friends and families of people suffering from alcoholism as well as the children of alcoholic parents.

This association uses its presence in the Patient/Visitor Centre to receive, support and encourage exchange, in addition it also provides an opportunity for individual and private meetings.

Alcoholics Anonymous has a presence at the Patient/Visitor Centre in parallel to that of the Alanon/Alateen association (these are at different times to guarantee the private and anonymous nature of the meetings).

Their work involves supporting and helping alcoholic individuals to help themselves to stop or reduce their alcohol consumption.

The private and anonymous nature of all of their work guarantees the development of a relation of trust.

INTERNAL MEDICINE

The Cœur Couleur association aids patients suffering from Besnier-Boeck-Schaumann (BBS) disease, otherwise known as Sarcoïdosis. This is a rare condition which affects individuals differently at each stage.

Their work is to encourage an exchange of experiences between sufferers.

PNEUMOLOGY

The Cystic Fibrosis association works with Hôpital Foch in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis by supporting and financing research. They also use their presence at the Patient/Visitor Centre to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from this disease and their families.

The association for patients with primary immunodeficiency allows patients and their families to confront their difficulties and improve their understanding of immunodeficiency and learn about the current state of research into these conditions.

The association seeks to help patients and their families to accept diagnostics, to live better with their condition and manage the disturbances that this condition causes.

MDU P/VC HOURS

The Patient/Visitor Centre is open from 9am to 7pm

Monday to Friday.

Here is the planning for March 2018