Ramsay Health Care Australia is joining a global celebration of health care employees, thanks to the World Health Organisation (WHO) designating 2021 as the International Year of Health and Care Workers.
WHO member states reached the decision unanimously, recognising the dedication and sacrifice of millions of health and care workers at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ramsay Australia is embarking on a 12-month campaign to acknowledge and thank its workforce of more than 30,000 people across hospitals, clinics, day surgeries, pharmacies and corporate areas.
At least one person will be profiled from a different part of the country each week for the entire year, allowing them to share some of their motivations and aspirations with their peers.
Ramsay Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Carmel Monaghan, said it was wonderful to celebrate a diverse range of employees from all aspects of the business.
“From nurses, pharmacists and allied health workers to kitchen staff, cleaners and procurement teams, we know everyone across Ramsay Australia has played a vital role in keeping people safe during the pandemic,” Ms Monaghan said.
“We faced so many unique challenges during 2020 and I am so grateful to our entire team for their ongoing dedication and commitment to others.
“We have certainly seen the ‘people caring for people’ philosophy in action and I am confident our people will continue to display the Ramsay Way values throughout 2021.”
“We will continue looking out for our colleagues and patients, building strong relationships, taking pride in our achievements, finding new ways of doing things better and seeking to grow sustainably as a business.”
“We know that highlighting many of our fantastic team members is something people will want to support and engage with, and we look forward to undertaking this great initiative throughout 2021.”