CORPORATE NEWS The weight is over Dr Garth McLeod & Dr James Askew. The Ramsay Way 2016 | 04 19 Highest national WHS audit score In 2006 the National Safety Team commenced its strategic national audit program to support and improve the National Safety Management System; the original audit program was the RNAT-S V1.0 (Ramsay National Audit Tool – Safety). This audit program has been so successful in driving improvement it continues today in its tenth year. We are now running the second national audit program, RNAT-S V2.0. RNAT-S V2.0 is a very focussed audit which looks specifically at six key criteria of the safety management system, those we consider are fundamental to safety at this point in the business. We unpack those areas and drill down into the data to ensure the robustness of risk controls and mitigation. We have completed over 25 audits under the current program and recently awarded the Highest National Score aware to Hillcrest Private Hospital who achieved an outstanding 90% in their audit which is the highest score to date. A score of 90% indicates vigorous, mature and accepted practice in WHS and is an outstanding achievement. Well done Hillcrest on your commitment to a safe workplace and for upholding the Ramsay Way and Ramsay Vision. 2016 Ramsay Pharmacy Symposium Ramsay Pharmacy hosted its third Biennial Ramsay Pharmacy Symposium on the Gold Coast in November with attendees including representatives from Ramsay community pharmacies, hospital pharmacy departments, key suppliers and support teams. The 2016 Symposium was also the event hosting the official launch of the brand evolution and Ramsay Pharmacy’s new brand ethos “better care”. In both the community and the hospital environment, Ramsay Pharmacy promises that “In every interaction, across our whole business, we will always seek out way to better deliver an exceptional standard of pharmacy care.” Peter Giannopoulos, Ramsay Pharmacy Group Chief Executive Officer said, “We chose “better care.” as our new vision statement because it symbolises how as a business Ramsay Pharmacy continuously seeks to provide a better experience for the patients for whom we care, whilst also recognising our heritage of “People Caring for People”. This is integral part in our goal of providing a better level of care to our patients both in the hospital settings and within the communities which we service”. The Symposium was officially opened by Managing Director Christopher Rex. Ramsay Pharmacy 2016 Excellence Awards The 2016 Ramsay Pharmacy Symposium saw the announcement and introduction of three new Excellence Awards to acknowledge and reward the efforts of our teams. The three Ramsay Pharmacy Excellence Awards are: 1. Better Care – Patient Focus 2. Better People – Team Focus 3. Better Innovation – Innovation and Future Focus Excellence Award for Better Care – Patient Focus The ‘Better Care’ award is focused on recognising the team who have introduced and implemented a program that is aimed at improving patient health outcomes. Winner: Ramsay Pharmacy SCUPH & Caloundra Excellence Award for Better People – Team Focus The ‘Better People’ Award recognizes the promotion and development of outstanding teamwork within Ramsay Pharmacy Group. The award promotes the spirit of teamwork within sites and sharing knowledge within the team and wider group. Winner: Ramsay Pharmacy Peninsula Excellence Award for Better Innovation – Innovation and Future Focus The ‘Better Innovation’ Award recognizes the team who have initiated and implemented a service or program that improves on systems and work flow that will have future benefits nationally to Ramsay Pharmacy Group. Winner: Ramsay Pharmacy St George With Australia's obesity crisis worsening, the search for many for effective solutions has become a matter of life and death. After launching a comprehensive new service, Sunshine Coast bariatric surgeons James Askew and Garth McLeod have made it their mission to help others banish the bulge for good. Their jobs involve performing laparoscopic or 'key-hole' operations for patients requiring surgical intervention to help achieve their weight loss goals. It's tough work, but both James and Garth say the results they see in their patients make it all worthwhile. "At a population level, we're not going to make a dent in the staggering obesity statistics in Australia. However, at an individual level, we can make a difference," explains Garth. The statistics Garth is referring to are concerning. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Health Survey from 2014-2015, 63.4 per cent of our nation's adult population is overweight or obese, and that number is steadily climbing. "There are now more overweight and obese people in Australia than people of a healthy weight over the age of 18 years, and the kids' statistics are looking pretty grim as well," says Garth. It's for this reason Garth and James decided to team up and launch a comprehensive service offering patients a number of surgical options with Weight Loss Solutions Sunshine Coast. "We're offering a range of weight loss surgery procedures, including laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass and also laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding," says James. Garth explains that after their initial consultation with a patient establishing the patient's expectations and explaining the surgical options in-depth, including both risks and rewards, patients must then speak with a dietician before going any further, and are also encouraged to consult with the team's psychologist and exercise physiologist. "We're not going to achieve anything unless the patient comes to terms with the fact they're going to have to change the way they interact with food," he says. "We are surgeons, and this is not aesthetic surgery, it's for better health and well-being. We're not going to turn you into bikini models or an ironman, but we will improve your quality of life." "We often get people coming in unsure of themselves, with a host of medical problems and frankly pretty miserable. But when we see our patients after surgery, with the ensuing weight loss, they really come out of their shells. They're a different person and that transformation is the reason we do what we do." SCUPH & Caloundra Team with their Award. Peninsula Team with their Award. St George Team with their Award. better care.
The Ramsay Way - 2016 Christmas Edition
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