Matt Baynes is a senior clinician in the Adult Community Mental Health team at Peninsula Health who has benefitted from the MePACS Duress Alarm.
Matt often feels vulnerable going into patients home alone and feels the MePACS Duress Safety Alarm gives him the peace of mind that if an incident were to occur that he’s not alone and could get help quickly.
“With our job, we do have clients who can be quite aggressive towards us, because of their illness, and they don’t feel like we need to help them. We have had a couple of incidences when we have had to press the alarm for further assistance as we are by ourselves and quite vulnerable. The MePACS Duress Alarm gives people like me who are lone workers peace of mind that they are safe – it’s practical and hands-on and it means we can get the help we need straight away.”
“I feel more confident now going into a client’s house because if something did happen, I feel like I’m not alone”.
“I feel more confident now going into a client’s house because if something did happen, I feel like I’m not alone. I can press the alarm, speak to someone straight away and get help I need quickly.”
“Unlike a mobile phone, you can quickly press the blue button for help, you don’t have to go through your contacts and unlock your mobile phone, and it’s very simple and crucially a lot quicker.”
“I feel the MePACS duress alarm system gives me peace of mind and I feel safer at work, knowing I can go to work confident that I can come home safe to my family.” Said Matt.