FUN&FITNESS Ramsay’s lost time injury rate dives to an historic new low IN MARCH 2015, RAMSAY HEALTH CARE ACHIEVED AN ALL-TIME HISTORIC COMPANY LOW IN LOST TIME INJURY FREQUENCY RATE (LTIFR) OF 2.98. IT WAS PROCEEDED BY SEVERAL MONTHS OF RECORD BREAKING LTIFRS IN JUNE 2014 AND OCTOBER 2014 WHEN THE COMPANY RECORDED SCORES OF 4.0 AND 3.51 RESPECTIVELY. National Manager of Safety, Workers Compensation and the Environment, Chanelle McEnallay said this was the first time the Company had recorded a rate under 3.0 and was an incredible achievement for both the health industry and the private hospital sector. 16 The Ramsay Way - 2015 | 02 “Considering the number of facilities operating nationally and the fact we have approximately 28,000 staff on the ground, this is a monumental achievement. The rate in simple terms means that for every million man-hours worked, 2.98 staff incurs a lost time injury. That is a lot of safe work being undertaken,” Chanelle said. “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.” 2014 Safe Work Australia Winners In 2014 the RHC National Safety Team released the annual RHC Safety Competition for the ninth year in a row and the winners were announced in 2015. The overall winner was Joondalup Health Campus for is manual handling engineering invention – a bed ramp. Following the implementation of this local invention of a bed table and ramp beds can be positioned to an appropriate height. This led to a reduction of materials manual handling when servicing and repairing patient beds. Runners up included St Andrew’s Private for its manual handling slide wedge; Port Macquarie for its equipment colour coding system; Warringal Private for its sharps container storage system and Mt Wilga for innovation in Medical Record boxes. There were also two highly commended awards. National Safety, Environment & Property Manager Chanelle McEnallay said all the winners had initiatives with group wide application, ease of use and innovation relevant to Ramsay’s current equipment or programs. NATIONALSAFETYUPDATE Mateship Run John Flynn Private staff were involved in the latest Mateship Run which was an opportunity to come together and recognise the extraordinary contribution of our ANZACs – past and present. Funds were raised to assist with the development of a new SOLDIER ON charity centre on the Gold Coast. Supported by Currumbin RSL, it was also a celebration of the camaraderie and mateship of our heroes. Five hospitals, one Team On Sunday, 24 May 2015, the five Ramsay Health Care WA hospitals joined together for the annual HBF Run for a Reason. With participants given the choice of a 4km run/walk, a 12km run or the new half marathon, this year saw 547 people register as part of the Ramsay team, winning us the Largest Corporate Team award for the second year in a row. The participation from Attadale, Glengarry, Hollywood, Joondalup and Peel made Ramsay WA the largest team in the race’s history. The $1,000 prize money has been donated to Lifeline, an organisation providing a telephone counselling service to those contemplating suicide. Tripink Triumphant!! The 2014-2015 Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink Series has come to a close with another outstanding season, great participation and great experiences for all. Since our first event in Sydney 2006, Pinkies have proudly helped raise over $1.4 million for the breast cancer charities. This year saw the highest ever entrants with over 6400 people participating across Australia and 168 Ramsay participants. Dates for the 2015/16 season have already been pencilled in with the first one in Sydney on 18 October. More information head to: www.triathlonpink.com.au or at facebook.com/teampink. Completing the BRW triathlon in April were The Northside Group nurses David Spicer, Leah Hammond and Natalie Sutton in a time of 2hours 27 minutes. Ramsay staff help save HBF runner TWO EMERGENCY NURSES FROM JOONDALUP HEALTH CAMPUS HAVE BEEN HAILED HEROES AFTER HELPING SAVE THE LIFE OF A HEART ATTACK VICTIM IN THIS YEAR’S HBF RUN FOR A REASON IN PERTH. Registered nurses Andrea Flannery and Martina Montgomery, both originally from Ireland, stopped about four kilometres into the 12 kilometre course when they saw a volunteer paramedic performing CPR on a collapsed runner. The woman, believed to be in her late 50s, stopped breathing after suffering a heart attack. Working as a team with official volunteers, including the paramedic, the nurses performed CPR and used a defibrillator on the woman before she gained consciousness. The woman was then taken by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital where she underwent treatment before being discharged some days later. The duo went on to complete the 12 kilometre course and said they would participate in the run next year. Both nurses said it was great to be able to assist and help save the woman’s life. Andrea and Martina were two of 547 staff, family and friends representing Ramsay Health Care at the run in May, including 229 from Joondalup Health Campus. Pindara performs in the AustralianSuper Corporate Triathlon Pindara teams fared well in the recent Australian Super Corporate Triathlon held on the Gold Coast on 2 May 2015. Pindara Private and St Andrew’s Ipswich jointly entered a total of seven teams, including two male, two female and two mixed (category) teams from Pindara and a mixed team from St Andrew’s Hospital, Ipswich. All entered under company name Ramsay Health Care in industry “HealthCare and Medical”. Members of each team competing in the Main Tri, were required to complete a full triathlon in relay format, while members of the teams competing in the Woolworths Fun Tri Relay, were required to complete either a swim, cycling or running leg of the triathlon. Despite the inter-industry rivalry being strong in the Main Tri, the Pindara Men’s Team #1, consisting of Dr Sam Dowthwaite, Michael Moore, and Dr Ben Walters, managed to finish in 6th place overall, 4th in the men’s category and 1st in HealthCare and Medical industry; while the Pindara Female Team#5 - Dr Alison Sprague, Dr Sarah Goetz and Carmel Monaghan - finished 2nd in the overall female category. Pindara’s female team #6, Stacey Dickie, Trish Hogan and Dr Clair Allanach, finished second in the Woolworths Fun Tri. Pindara teams also won the award for the best corporate tri suit and our competing doctors and staff really stood out in their award winning costumes, as they completed the 400m swim, 10 km ride and 4 km run around the spit.
The Ramsay Way - Winter 2015
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