This is perhaps one of the most difficult pieces of writing I’ve ever had to pen… my final address as the director to my beloved Brisbane Family Clinic.
It has been a dream turned reality, to create a family clinic that provides an exceptional standard in healthcare. To hold space for you and your family to be heard, really heard. To have a practice that pioneers an interdisciplinary model striving to improve the standard in Australian healthcare by creating pathways for communication between your BFC practitioners and your other allied health and medical providers. At times, this task with all it’s challenges felt on par with smashing my head through a brick wall, but the significant positive outcomes gained in your quality of life by striving for such a (difficult) model, far outweighed the tears.
I still heartedly believe that such a model is achievable. I still believe that by improving the communication pathways between all of your healthcare providers will undoubtedly improve your health outcomes. It’s just that for the time being, it wont be myself or The BFC championing your healthcare.
You see, Troy and I received the delightful news a while back that we were expecting our second child! This means, there will be 13 months between River and our newest family love (insert wide eyed emoji)(followed by super happy emoji)!!
The reality of having two children so young and so close in age, with no local family support, a partner often working interstate, and a labour intense business, I feared that with all the joy 2018 will bring… it may also bring to our world a little (read a heap of) chaos! My sincere fear, is that in trying to keep all the balls in the air, to a standard that I hold dear, something would give… and it most probably would be my mental health, or the health of my family. So I asked myself, how could I champion and optimise family health in others and allow my own family health to suffer? A serious possibility if I failed to honestly recognise my limits.
So in October this year, I made the heart wrenching decision to close our practice in 2018, three years after opening The BCC/BFC. I then cried for a solid three days, seriously.
I am and will always be, forever grateful for your support and faith in me… to provide you with expert practitioners that have wholeheartedly cared for you and your family’s healthcare here at The BFC. It is my earnest wish that you may continue to experience supreme love in your healthcare journey.
This is not goodbye forever, it’s just a little goodbye for now, whilst I take some time to focus on my family. If you’d like to stay tuned to any baby or return to practice news, make sure that you like and follow our facebook page, and remained subscribed to this newsletter.
Until next time… HUGE love,
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