• Social

Social and Workforce Standards

Through our operations and, through our policies and practices, Ramsay Health Care makes a genuine attempt to improve the quality of life of our employees, their families, the local community and society at large.

Ramsay Health Care differentiates itself from other hospital operators through its decentralised management structure, which allows our hospital managers to develop productive working relationships with our staff and doctors. We pride ourselves on the excellent relationships we have built these groups throughout the organisation. Our hospitals are led by competent and experienced managers renowned for having an “open door” policy for doctors and staff.

Ramsay staff work in an environment that is receptive and flexible. They have the opportunity to shape standards and quality of care. Our internal policies and processes aim to provide staff at all levels with career expansion, training and development opportunities. Ramsay Health Care is recognised for its commitment to staff through the fostering and development of a special culture known as “The Ramsay Way”. The Ramsay Way recognises that our people are the key to our success.

The following policies set out Ramsay Health Care's commitment to its employees and the local community and society at large.

Workplace Health and Safety

Ramsay Health Care’s commitment to the health and safety of our employees and all persons who visit our workplaces is a key business principle and is linked to the KPIs of our key executives including the Managing Director. 

Ramsay Health Care employs over 60,000 staff across 235 hospitals, day surgery centres, treatment facilities, rehabilitation and psychiatric units and a nursing college, and this complex business requires a robust and innovative safety management system to ensure the safe working environment of our people whilst delivering high quality care to our patients. We believe that all injuries and industry-related diseases are preventable and to this end we strive continuously to make improvements in this area.

Community Responsibility

Ramsay Health Care recognises that it has an important role to play in the local communities we serve and society at large. Our focus on healthcare provides us the opportunity to commit significant resources to medical research; clinical teaching and training. However, as large businesses and employers in many of the communities in which we operate, we are also committed to investing back into these local communities.

Ramsay Health Care is pleased to be associated with the Paul Ramsay Foundation. The Paul Ramsay Foundation, formed after the passing of Ramsay Health Care founder, Paul Ramsay in 2014, is the largest shareholder of Ramsay Health Care. The bulk of Mr Ramsay’s estate will be left to the Paul Ramsay Foundation and will be of enduring benefit to the Australian community.  It is intended that the Foundation will remain a significant long term shareholder of Ramsay Health Care.

Medical research foundations are based in Ramsay’s largest private hospitals – Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane and Hollywood Private Hospital in Perth.

Ramsay Health Care is pleased to be involved in a wide range of community initiatives including the Ramsay/Rotary Medical Equipment Donation Programme; Charity Challenge Programme - Australia; Reconstruction Surgery for children in Indonesia; Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink; and RUOK? Day.