Ramsay Health Plus sites to double within three years
Mar 10, 2020
Ramsay Health Care is launching three new Ramsay Health Plus sites in 2020 to expand its supportive allied health services offering for patients and communities.
Ramsay Health Plus (RHP) incorporates chronic disease management programs, preventative health and wellbeing programs, allied health services (such as physiotherapy) for people who do not need to be admitted to hospital, and pre and post-hospital treatments for a range of conditions.
By mid 2020, it is estimated Ramsay Health Plus will have 22 sites across Australia – double the number of sites first established in 2017/18.
The three new sites set to open this year are located at Masada Private Hospital, Figtree Private Hospital and John Flynn Private Hospital. A stand-alone RHP clinic affiliated with Donvale Rehabilitation Hospital will also be launched at Tunstall Square.
Ramsay Australia’s Chief Operating Officer, Kate Munnings, said: “RHP forms an important part of Ramsay Health Care’s commitment to providing integrated, personalised community-based healthcare solutions.”
RHP clinics are currently delivering 3,500 treatments each month to patients throughout Australia.
At Ramsay Health Plus Noosa, up to 200 patients are participating in hydrotherapy treatment each week.
Allied health manager, Kate Taylor, said: “Our patients enjoy the health benefits and social aspect of coming to the pool. The Ramsay Health Plus clinic is a central part of our local community.”
Ramsay Health Plus Hunters Hill has been operating for just over a year and has tailored programs to suit specific patient requirements including disease-specific small group sessions, falls prevention, joint health and metabolic care.
One of latest RHP clinics to open was at Greenslopes, which offers services including physiotherapy, dietetics, speech pathology, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, lymphoedema therapy and counselling.
Greenslopes Private Hospital, CEO, Christine Went said: “The patients see great benefit in being able to return after a hospital admission for allied health treatment to guide their recovery.”
A dedicated RHP website is currently being developed to improve access to services for patients. The website will be launched in April and include clinic profiles, service information and educational blogs for patients.
RHP is continuing to explore new services specifically focused on the areas of cancer, diabetes and arthritis.