2017 The Ramsay Way twitter.facebook.com/ramsayhealth com/ramsayhealth WOLLONGONG CEO ENSURES THE BLOOD SUPPLY NEVER RUNS DRY 02 03 MAJOR MILESTONE REACHED FOR INTERNATIONAL BACK PAIN STUDY 04 06 WA ELECTION COMMITMENT COMES TO FRUITION FOR JOONDALUP 07 08 MORE BEDS, MORE DOCTORS ON THE HORIZON FOR MENTAL HEALTH 09 11 JOHNSON & JOHNSON’S MIDWIFE OF THE YEAR WARRINGAL PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL HEART RESEARCH TRIAL RAMSAY SAVING LIVES WITH TRIPINK RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS CAN TRIGGER A HEART ATTACK 18 20 13 15 02 Ramsay Health Care Corporate Newsletter RAMSAY HEALTH CARE LEADING THE WAY WITH PATIENT SAFETY FRAMEWORK CONSTRUCTION STARTS ON ST ANDREW’S IPSWICH DEPRESSION TREATMENT SUCCESS RATES STRATHFIELD DOCTOR TEES UP WITH OLYMPIAN Ramsay Opens its Newest Private Hospital Ramsay Health Care has opened its newest facility recently – a dedicated mental health and rehabilitation hospital in Southport at the northern end of the Gold Coast. Hospital CEO Trish Hogan said The Southport Private Hospital will provide a much needed service for the increasing number of people suffering with mental illness. It has attracted six dedicated psychiatrists who will admit and consult from the facility, through onsite consulting rooms. She said the new facility accommodates services for mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction and eating disorders as well as subacute services such as rehabilitation. The Company identified a shortfall in available mental health and rehabilitation services on the Gold Coast and acquired a site in late 2015. The existing building required some renovation work and this was undertaken through 2016. Ramsay Health Care has a long history in mental health establishing one of the first private psychiatric facilities in Australia in 1964. The Company is now the largest operator of private psychiatric services in both Australia, where it has over 25 clinics, and France, where it operates 30 mental health facilities. The Southport Private Hospital commenced taking patients in April 2017 with rehabilitation services transferred from Pindara Private Hospital to the new site. The first patient was The Southport Private Hospital, a dedicated mental health and rehabilitation hospital, is Ramsay Health Care's newest facility. admitted to the mental health unit in May. Ramsay Staff Rally to Support Red Cross Blood Challenge Ramsay Health Care has joined in to support the Australian Red Cross Blood Service’s Red25 Health Services Blood Challenge, which provides businesses with the opportunity to encourage their employees to donate blood. Ramsay Chief Operating Officer Kate Munnings said the Blood Service requires 25,000 donations every week to meet the demand of patients in need. Approximately 30 percent of donated blood helps treat people with cancer, and 2 percent goes to trauma. The rest goes towards treating serious medical issues ranging from pregnancy complications to immune conditions and heart disease. “One in three people will need a blood donation during their lives,” said Kate, “but only one in 30 people donate. “A long time donor and colleague of Ramsay found this out first hand last year. David Crowe, CEO of Wollongong Private Hospital has kindly shared his story in this edition of The Ramsay Way.” (See page 3). Last year, health employees registered to the Red25 gave over 3,280 donations, which saved up to 9,860 lives. This year the Blood Service are hoping the Challenge will be even bigger and Ramsay employees have been helping. For further information see www.donateblood.com.au/health-challenge or call the Blood Service on 13 14 95. Wollongong Private CEO David Crowe is encouraging his staff, including staff member Ashlee Fripp, to give blood as part of the Red Cross Health Services Blood Challenge, following his scare with a rare disorder last year.
The Ramsay Way - Winter 2017
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