We are always aiming
to identify new ways
of strengthening the
Ramsay Way culture of
our organisation, and to
better understand the
experiences of employees
who work across our
Australian sites. One of
the ways we can gain this
kind of insight is through the Ramsay Employee
The next Ramsay Employee Survey is due to
open on 24 June 2019 and will be managed
by an independent external provider to ensure
staff feedback remains confidential. Feedback
from this survey helps us to understand where
we are doing well and the areas we need to
focus on – with the goal of improving our
staff’s time at work and the organisation as
a whole. I encourage you to fill in this survey
when you receive it.
We are continuing to invest in upgrading our
facilities – and you can read about some of
these developments in this edition of The
Ramsay Way, including projects at Dudley,
Nambour Selangor and Hollywood Private
Hospitals. We are working to create more
single room accommodation, enhance our
operating theatre capacity and provide
additional consulting suites for our specialists.
Ramsay is also continuing to invest in new
technology to enable our experienced network
of doctors to remain at the forefront of cutting-edge
innovation and exceptional health care.
Robotic surgical systems have recently arrived
at both Beleura Private Hospital and Pindara
Private Hospital, while new imaging systems
have been installed at North West Private
Hospital. During the period, we launched the
Ramsay Technology Report, which highlights
a range of other digital and technological
investments we are making across the
We are providing opportunities for staff
through our National Scholarship Program
– to allow them to develop and expand their
professional and clinical practice skills.
Scholarships are available for both clinical
and non-clinical employees in a variety of
categories. We are also proud to partner with
the University of Tasmania to offer a range
of postgraduate qualifications to eligible
employees. I would encourage staff to find
out more about current opportunities on offer
by visiting the Scholarship and Funding
Finally, one of the most rewarding aspects
of working in the health care industry is
the ability to help others. Our founder Paul
Ramsay AO wanted to ensure his legacy of
‘people caring for people’ would continue
after his passing. For this reason, he set up
the Paul Ramsay Foundation, which has just
been ranked at the top of Australia’s largest
charitable donors list. Ramsay employees can
be proud of the fact that almost a third of the
dividends paid to Ramsay shareholders are
donated back into the community by the Paul
CEO, Ramsay Australia
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Ramsay Leadership Academy
to guide future executives
Ramsay Health Care is excited to announce the launch of the Ramsay Leadership Academy to develop
the potential of our leaders and to better enable them to take the organisation forward in an evolving
health care market.
The first program of the Ramsay Leadership Academy is
‘Executive Leadership – The Ramsay Way’.
Executive Leadership – The Ramsay Way will embrace:
• Leading through change and disruption
• Building global networks and relationships
• Delivering growth today and tomorrow
• Developing our people
• Caring for our people and patients, and
• Making a positive impact on society through hard work
Managing Director and CEO of Ramsay Health Care
Craig McNally said: “I strongly believe that to grow as a
business we must grow as people, and as such we are
investing in our executive leaders, the role models of
‘The Ramsay Way’.”
“From the moment Paul Ramsay founded our company in
1964, he emphasised the importance of looking after people.
We want to make sure that legacy of ‘People Caring For
People’ always remains at the centre of everything we do,”
Mr McNally said.
Executive Leadership – The Ramsay Way will be delivered in
six monthly cohorts, with 25 participants in each group.
“Colleagues from across all parts of our business globally will
undergo a practical, experiential, and collaborative executive
leadership program,” Mr McNally said.
Topics include global health care sector trends, executive
leadership, communication, and change management.
Group Chief People Officer Colleen Harris said the program
was designed to develop global collaboration, equip executive
leaders with additional skills to leverage the potential of the
group, and accelerate the development of key attributes and
mindsets of leaders to deliver on the company’s strategy.
“We want Ramsay’s future leaders to develop a broader
enterprise thinking perspective, build on current strength in
financial capability and business acumen, foster engagement
with key stakeholders, and encourage an open mindset
to explore, evaluate and embrace different ideas and
opportunities,” Ms Harris said.
Ramsay’s proud link to Australia’s
Paul Ramsay Foundation (PRF) has been named Australia’s biggest giver,
donating $85.8 million in grants last financial year.
PRF was ranked number one on the
Financial Review Philanthropy 50 list
of Australia’s 50 largest donors.
The foundation is committed to
addressing the root causes of
disadvantage in the Australian
as they relate to health
and education, and has
a strong commitment to
changing the status quo
and improving the lives
PRF was established with
a bequest of more than
$3 billion from Ramsay
Health Care founder Paul Ramsay AO who passed away
The Paul Ramsay Foundation is Ramsay Health Care's largest
shareholder. This means almost a third of the dividends paid to
Ramsay shareholders are directed back into charitable causes.
PRF CEO Professor Glyn Davis has told The Australian that
Paul Ramsay "gave away quite a lot of money to a wide range
of causes, many of them with social disadvantage at their
heart, often focused on people.”
Professor Davis said he is working to make the foundation fully
functional and give it more direction.
“It’s like a university: if you get it right, it goes on forever,”
Professor Davis said.
John O’Grady, Olivier Chretien, Tracey Turri,
Craig McNally and Colleen Harris.