RAMSAYUK L-R: Mr Neil Orpen, Consultant Spinal Surgeon; Claire Gurrie The BIH Interim General Manager, Dr Jeremy McNally Consultant Rheumatologist, Dr Paddy Clarke Pain Management Consultant. 10 The Ramsay Way - 2014 | 04 NATIONALSAFETY Joondalup reaches company first & lowest LTI ever Joondalup Health Campus has reached seven months in a row with zero lost time injuries – a first for a hospital, jurisdiction and the Company as a whole according to National Safety Manager Chanelle McEnallay. “Achieving a period of zero LTIs is no mean feat. This is an outstanding result and particularly given that they are Ramsay’s largest and most complex facility,” Chanelle said. She attributes their results to renewed dedication to the RHC Injury Management System and 24 hour a day manning of the “injury hotline”. She especially acknowledges site WHS Manager Steve Nation who manned the hotline out of business hours for seven months and Sarah Robinson the site Injury Management Coordinator who runs the day-to-day campaign. “Incurring lost time when injured is an indicator of how serious an injury is. If injured workers do not need to lose full shifts or more, it generally indicates an injury is less serious than one requiring time off or away from work. “In June 2014 we set a record breaking LTIFR of 4.00 the lowest ever in the company, we then improved on that performance throughout July and for the first time achieved an LTIFR below 4 for the rolling 12 month period – 3.96. We further improved this rate setting a new low of 3.51 in October 2014. Focus on Fitness at The Avenue The Avenue Hospital’s innovative OH&S Manager, Helen Raik, set the theme for the 2014 Safety Week as Focus on Fitness. With an emphasis on ‘healthy mind healthy body’ staff members with skills, contacts and interests in health and wellbeing offered a diverse program to all employees. The Avenue CEO Amanda Fieldhouse; DCS Marian Burns; and Helen Raik led the charge for boot camp sessions bright and early at 5:30 am with a spirited group of participants. Focusing on safety and fitness, employee by day and martial arts enthusiast after hours, Tome Kokarevski (on far left) stepped his groups through educational boxing sessions ably assisted by Peter Dimantakis (second from left). A less physical option was the Crime Prevention Talk provided by the local police department. To keep motivation high throughout the week, The Avenue Hospital’s fabulous catering team provided healthy snacks for all participants at the end of each session; and for those with a few aches and pains yoga and massage eased away the tension. Reading Spinal Unit launched Ramsay UK’s Berkshire Independent Hospital has recently launched the Reading Spinal Unit - a dedicated Unit which will deliver a different approach to the provision of clinical and surgical treatments for back problems. The Unit's holistic and multidisciplinary approach to treatment and patient care, and the comprehensive range of advanced treatments available, thanks to the Hospital’s considerable investment in state of the art equipment, has been welcomed by the local community. The ORBIC 3D Image intensifier, which is exclusively available locally at The Berkshire Independent Hospital, allows for a safer, minimally invasive approach to spinal surgery, which can shorten the time spent in hospital, thus enhancing patient recovery, decreasing surgical risk and improving the long term outcome Procedures at The Reading Spinal Unit will be delivered by an experienced team of consultants and clinicians, all experts in the treatment and management of back pain and associated conditions. Bespoke patient packages will be developed ensuring each patient receives an individual treatment plan. Claire Gurrie, Interim General Manager at Berkshire Independent Hospital says: ‘We are delighted to be able to provide a comprehensive, holistic approach to back and spinal care for the community. “Thanks to our significant investment in state of the art equipment, and a multidisciplinary team of specialists working together, we are confident that our Hospital will provide the best in class services in this critical and complex clinical area.” L-R: Paula Bell – WA Workers’ Compensation Manager, Leonie Millar – WA based National Safety Project Manager, Kathy Taylor – Deputy National Safety Manager & National Manual Handling Manager, Steve Nation – JHC OSH Manager, Sarah Robinson – JHC Injury Management Coordinator, Chanelle McEnallay – National Safety Manager, Donna Williams – QLD based National Safety Project Manager, Janet Healy – VIC based National Safety Project Manager. Ramsay UK welcomes new CEO Mark Page has been appointed the new CEO of Ramsay UK. Mark has 14 years senior management experience in the private health sector, eight as a hospital CEO across diverse settings throughout Australia. He has been the CEO of Greenslopes Private Hospital since July 2011 where he has recently overseen a $50m expansion of this 700 bed private teaching facility, including the commencement of a new obstetric service. Prior to commencing at Greenslopes Private Hospital, Mark was the CEO of three Ramsay Health Care facilities in Cairns, (Cairns Private Hospital, Cairns Day Surgery and The Cairns Clinic) and the CEO of Melbourne’s premier private obstetric and gynaecology hospital – Frances Perry House. Mark has excellent experience in hospital management and building strong relationships with doctors and other key stakeholders and will be a great leader for Ramsay’s UK operations. Mark commenced the position in early December 2014. New Farm Clinic uses i-books to educate patients New Farm Clinic has recently developed an innovative concept using i Health eBooks which provides patients with access to interactive multimedia digital information on their mobile and desktop Apple devices. Designed and developed by Clinic Patient Services Manager Mick Pullen, the i Health eBooks provide a valuable reference library of information for patients regarding mental health treatments and the Clinic. i Health eBook publications are available as a free download from the Apple Bookstore and New Farm Clinic’s internet homepage. The concept recently won the top award at the Ramsay Health Care 2014 Business Innovations Award. Clinic CEO Ken Craig said the award was fantastic recognition of Mick’s dedication and drive to explore opportunities to improve the patient experience at the Clinic.
The Ramsay Way - Summer 2014
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