The Ramsay Way 2018 | 01 19
2017 Report released
The Ramsay National Safety team have released the FY17
Annual Report. The report is also loaded onto our NST Intranet
for all workers to access should they wish to. This year’s report
contains the NST KPI’s which all showed positive performance.
The report also covers all the WHS dedicated activities that
have occurred in FY17 across the group and highlights the
focus on safety that occurs every day in Ramsay.
The National Safety Team has also released the National Safety Guidelines
Manual (NSGM) – Edition 3.
The guidelines are supported with numerous associated appendices (166 in
total) that facilities can adopt to assist them manage work health and safety.
All resources are available on the intranet.
If you have any questions about the NSGM speak to your facility Safety
Professional or place a query on either the NST InfoDesk or the NST
Discussion Board & FAQ’s, both available on the Safety and Workers
Compensation intranet page.
The National Safety Team has recently completed RNAT-S V2.0 audits at
74 facilities after a mammoth 27 month program which commenced
at Beleura Private Hospital and finisted at Peel Health Campus.
The audit focused on six key areas of the RHC safety management
system. Given the scope of the audit facilities were asked to present a
range of evidence pre-audit prior to a one day visit from a member of the
NST who are all qualified auditors.
Overall, the NST are pleased with the results with the majority of facilities
improving since the RNAT-S V1.0 was undertaken. Where gaps were
identified, the NST are working with facilities to assist them to improve their
The program is now in the review phase with the NST following up on the
progress of the implementation of actions.
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GREENSLOPES WORKERS SHOW GIVING IS
BEST CHRISTMAS MEDICINE
Christmas was brighter for 135 children, 64 mothers and 22 fathers, who received
thousands of presents donated by hundreds of employees from Greenslopes
Nurses, cleaners, cooks, midwives, receptionists, builders and administration workers were
among the staff and contractors who worked together to create Christmas gift hampers for a
record 65 disadvantaged Queensland families.
Presents included bikes, toys, gift vouchers, household products, food, clothing, and games.
There were also an additional seven food hampers created for single adults or couples.
“On collection day the hospital foyer was absolutely brimming with presents; it was a truly
amazing sight to see the generosity of the Greenslopes team in action,” said CEO Chris Went.
This was the 19th year in a row that the hospital was involved in the Christmas Appeal in
partnership with St Vincent de Paul.
Nurse Unit Manager Cath Stewart said some of the children who open these presents have
never seen so many gifts before.
“Christmas can be a difficult time of the year for many so it was wonderful that we could help to
make it a special day for more than 220 people this festive season,” said Ms Stewart.
Trucks, utes and trailers were used to transport the Christmas hampers to St Vincent de Paul,
where they were sorted and distributed to the corresponding local families.
2018 SEASON DATES
The Triathlon Pink fun runs cater for all ages and levels of fitness
and go from October to April. Here are this year’s dates. Sign up
your hospital team today. Go to www.triathlonpink.com.au
or follow TeamPinkie on Facebook.
Events start at 50m swim, 2km bike ride and 500m run right up to
the Ultra 600m swim 18km ride and 6km run.
• Melbourne Sunday, 21 January 2018
• Gold Coast Sunday, 18 February 2018
• Sydney (Maroubra) Sunday, 22 April 2018
• Sunshine Coast Sunday, 29 April 2018
*only use code once for teams.
Well done Mt Wilga Team!
St Andrew's Ipswich welcomes new
Development & Maternity Ward
St Andrew's Ipswich Private Hospital has embarked on the largest
redevelopment project in the hospital's history. The new development will
see the hospital set a new standard of luxury for patients in the Ipswich
and West Moreton Region.
Expectant mothers will experience modern labour delivery suites complete with
massage showers, and deluxe private accommodation rooms with creature comforts.
The new Maternity Unit will feature a purpose built special care nursery and well-baby
The new Maternity Ward is set to open in April 2018 with two other private wards,
catering for all surgical and medical conditions.
To complement existing services, the redevelopment project will also see the
completion of a new Intensive Care Unit and the region’s first private Emergency
Centre; all to open in August 2018.
GPH CEO Chris Went (left) and Nurse Unit Manager and Appeal Organiser
Catherine Stewart (right) with St Vincent de Paul Appeal representative.