The Ramsay Way - 2014 | 02 15 FUN&FITNESS Peel staff compete in Island Challenge In March, staff from Peel Health Campus took to the streets of Mandurah in the Mandurah Island Challenge. The Challenge is the biggest community participation event in the local area offering a range of activities from a 2.5k walk, through water and obstacle activities, to a longer fun run. It is a fundraiser for the Peel Health Foundation, a charitable foundation which was established over 10 years ago to support health initiatives in the local community. The Foundation did significant amounts of fundraising to build the childrens’ ward at Peel Hospital, and has purchased a “mobile health clinic”, which takes doctors and nurses to the more remote areas of the region. Peel had the largest corporate team in the event this year, and won the prestigious Corporate Shield. Wangaratta help on Kokoda Track In March, Tanya Allan, Bernie Squires and Robyn Marklew from Wangaratta Private travelled to Papua New Guinea as part of the “No Roads to Health” program, supporting community health care workers delivering sustainable health programs to Port Moresby and remote regions of the Kokoda track. The team worked closely with community health care workers, providing education and support on maternal and infant health, wound and infection management, nutrition and health education, with a view of supporting the long term strategy of The Kokoda Track Foundation. Westmead Private win Gold in Regatta The Westmead Private Hosptial team took first place in Category B of the Great Autumn Regatta corporate rowing event in Penrith in June. The team of eight called Westmead Priv8 included VMOs and staff members of the hospital. Pindara triathletes best in industry category Pindara triathlon teams were winners and grinners in the recent Fitness First Corporate Triathlon National Series - Gold Coast, when the Pindara men’s team took out 1st place in the Healthcare & Medical Industry category. The Gold Coast Corporate Triathlon National Series, held on the 3 May, attracted more than 1,000 teams. The Pindara men’s team - Emergency Specialist Dr Ben Walters, Ramsay Queensland State Manager Lloyd Hill and Mike Moore - also ranked 15th in the Corporate Male Teams and 25th overall out of teams. The Pindara Corporate Females Team – ENT Surgeon, Dr Alison Sprague; Anaesthetist, Dr Philippa Hall and Michelle Walters - finished12th in their category! 424 Reasons to Run A record number of 424 Ramsay Health Care staff took part in the annual HBF Run for a Reason, winning them the Largest Corporate Team award. The team comprised runners and walkers from Attadale, Glengarry and Hollywood Private Hospitals plus Joondalup and Peel Health Campus’. Regional Manager of Operations WA/SA and Indonesia, Kevin Cass-Ryall said Ramsay was proud to support this major fun, fitness and fundraising event. “Our ongoing support of the HBF Run for a Reason is one way we show the community we live by our motto and really are ‘people caring for people’. “Ramsay’s team was unbeatable in size and the $1,000 prize money will be donated to Lifeline WA, a fantastic organisation providing a telephone counselling service to those contemplating suicide.” The event which was held on Sunday 25 May raised more than $1,350,000 for a number of WA charities. Ramsay Health Care has been a proud supporter of HBF Run for a Reason since 2010 and the naming sponsor of both the 12km and 4km races for the third consecutive year. WA State Basketball Garth Rodger, a laundry assistant at Glengarry Private Hospital, recently represented WA in the State Ivor Burge National Basketball team. The WA team is new to the national competition but played extremely well.
The Ramsay Way - Winter 2014
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