We are excited to announce that Remedy Healthcare will be partnering with Australia’s largest private hospital company, Ramsay Health Care, in an exciting joint venture that provides coordinated care before, during and after a patient’s hospitalisation.
This new company, known as Ramsay Connect, brings together Remedy Healthcare and Ramsay Health Plus and will provide services in the home that would otherwise be provided in hospital to take pressure off the hospital system.
Ramsay Health Plus is an ambulatory, hospital-based allied health service, providing evidence-based treatment and preventative health solutions for patients with a wide range of health and complex medical conditions.
Mike Hutton-Squire, Executive General Manager of Remedy Healthcare, said Remedy has long advocated for these sorts of partnerships, where care is integrated across service providers to ensure customers get the right care in the right setting.
“This is one of the founding principles of Remedy and this opportunity recognises that if we are to truly improve customer outcomes, providers need to work together.
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Ramsay on this venture. The opportunity allows us to offer services in keeping with our values of patient-centred and evidence-based care, in a setting of choice for our customers.
“Over the past 12 years we have focused on building strong relationships with funders and hospitals, ensuring members are well cared for both physically, mentally and through our behavioural therapy programs. This opportunity allows us to address one of the key challenges in a fragmented healthcare industry, ensuring the transition between hospital and home is effective and safety is maintained.
“Focusing on what is best for our customer and having them involved in the care decisions being made is critical to the sustainability of the healthcare system.”
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Many of us spend hours at our desk every week. Over these extended periods, having a desk or chair even centimetres out from where it should be can
have a profound impact on the neck, lower back and shoulder, causing pain, and compromising productivity and wellbeing.
The good news is that setting up your desk for success is easy and quick. At your desk and have five minutes? Follow our five-minute guide to
creating your very own winning workstation.
A winning workstation starts with the all-important chair.
You’ve adjusted your chair. Now it’s time to tackle the desk (not literally of course).
Desk height: The top of the desk should be raised or lowered so that your elbows sit just above the desk when they are bent at 90 degrees in sitting.
If your desk isn’t adjustable and:
Next up is the screen.
The items on your desk:
Last but not least, are the items on your desk.
Well done on creating a winning workstation; but don’t stop here! Scientific studies indicate that a winning workstation alone is not enough for optimising injury prevention and treatment. You need to also think outside the workstation.
Thinking outside the workstation:
Evidence suggests you should also:
Get up regularly:
The body doesn’t like staying still for long periods of time – be it sitting or standing. Studies indicate that getting up and moving for five minutes every 20-30 minutes can have a positive impact on pain reduction and injury prevention.
Getting up doesn’t have to mean stopping work though. You can stand to make a phone call, read a document, talk to a colleague face to face rather than through IM and go for a walk during your break. There are many ways to get up regularly without compromising productivity – be creative.
Perform desk-based exercises:
Like getting up regularly, studies suggest that performing a structured, desk-based stretching and strengthening exercise program throughout the day can prevent, or improve neck, back and shoulder pain. While many generic stretching and strengthening programs exist, we recommend getting a personalised program prescribed by an experienced physiotherapist to avoid exacerbating the problem.
See a Quality Physiotherapist:
On that note, we suggest seeing a good physiotherapist. You shouldn’t have to experience pain at work. An experienced Physiotherapist can personalise and tweak your ergonomics further; provide massage, mobilisation and manipulation to loosen joints and muscles; and prescribe a personalised exercise program.
Our clinical team at Remedy Healthcare Metro have on average 10 years of experience and are skilled in treating office workers like you. Book online to secure your appointment at our Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Massage Therapy clinic.
Results from a new Australian intervention have shown encouraging results for people with a history of hospital admission for anxiety and depression.
Published in BMC Psychiatry, a study examined the first 17 months of implementation of the MindStep® program, which is primarily delivered to people with private health insurance by Remedy Healthcare in Australia.
The study found that that low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) delivered by Remedy Healthcare achieved target recovery rates of greater than 50 percent and a reliable recovery rate of over 60 percent.
Remedy Healthcare Executive General Manager Mike Hutton-Squire said the findings were encouraging for people with depression and anxiety, their friends and families, and their employers and work colleagues.
“We believe it is significant when you consider that every year about one million Australians suffer from depression and more than two million experience anxiety,” Mr. Hutton-Squire said.
“In the workplace, the flow-on effects of such high rates of mental ill health can include absenteeism, productivity loss and increased staff turnover. With MindStep®, we have a program that can help people stay out of hospital and get back to work.”
Remedy Healthcare’s Chief Medical Officer Nancy Huang said these results suggest that low intensity CBT can be successfully delivered to people with a history of hospital admissions for anxiety and depressive disorders and substantially support people in returning to their usual activities.
Mr. Hutton-Squire said that a telephone-based program such as MindStep® had distinct advantages for a country with the geographical size and population spread of Australia.
“Many of our rural and remote communities are underserved by the healthcare system and have poorer health outcomes as a consequence of our geography,” Mr. Hutton-Squire said.
“A program such as MindStep® can help ensure that people with mental ill health have the opportunity to get their life back on track, no matter where they live.”
MindStep®, which commenced across Australia in March 2016, aims to improve post-hospital care and to help empower patients, giving them the tools for ongoing self-management and to help improve their quality of life.
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Please call 1300 224 334 to arrange a time to catch up to discuss how Remedy Healthcare may be able to partner with you to complement your health and wellbeing initiatives.Please call 1300 224 334 to arrange a time to catch up to discuss how Remedy Healthcare may be able to partner with you to complement your health and wellbeing initiatives.