Baptcare’s Quiet Room – Innovation with heart
Bron Morris, Spiritual Care Co-ordinator at Baptcare, is extraordinary.
“Bron is easily one of our most senior, wise, creative and effective Spiritual Care team members,” said Head of Spiritual Care, Geoff Wraight.
A steadfast presence of calm encouragement and warmth to residents, family and staff, particularly during COVID-19 outbreaks, Bron is a natural candidate for all the ACSA categories! But her Quiet Room is the very essence of innovation; a project led by the heart to make things better.
“Dear Staff – this is your quiet room”.
So reads the sign displayed at Baptcare’s Brookview Aged Care Community, inviting all staff inside the fairy-lit oasis that is Bron’s Quiet Room.
Developed during COVID-19, the Quiet Room is a dedicated staff sanctuary space; a room where staff can rest, reflect and recover. It’s also a place where they can go to talk, leave messages, share scribbled thoughts, or just be. A place to connect and heal.
Muslim staff at the site are now using it regularly for their daily prayers, and Brookview’s manager herself has a self-care habit where, before she goes home, she sits in the Quiet Room and does some meditation.
Bron and her Quiet Room – two treasures definitely worth making some noise about.