The focus is on wellness at Hollywood Private Hospital
Sep 11, 2013
Hollywood Private Hospital is dedicated to patients’ wellbeing, and also highly values the mental and physical wellness of its staff. This year, Hollywood is taking part in R U OK? Day celebrations on Thursday 12 September to hold a day focusing on staff wellness.
The event promotes Hollywood Private Hospital’s staff wellness program which supports mental health and wellbeing.
R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to encouraging all Australians to ask family, friends and colleagues, ‘Are you ok?’. R U OK? Day’s mission is to help end suicide by empowering people to make a difference, encouraging open and honest conversation, whilst driving real connection.
In addition to providing staff with counselling tools, Hollywood’s wellness program includes access to the on-site gym, yoga, pilates and boxing classes and health checks. Cholesterol, blood pressure and optical checks will be free to staff on the day.
Hollywood has participated in R U OK? Day activities for the last two years and this year the hospital wants to encourage staff to check in with each other as well as checking in with themselves. Fundraising from the event will go towards furthering support for suicide awareness and intervention programs through the R U OK? Day Foundation.
As the previous chairman of Lifeline WA, Hollywood Private Hospital CEO Peter Mott understands the importance of encouraging conversation about mental health.
“It is important to ensure employees have access to tools to maintain a healthy mental state. Hollywood Private Hospital prides itself on providing a comprehensive wellness program which enables staff to keep a healthy mind and body whilst connecting with each other. Keeping healthy, mentally and physically, will always have a roll on effect to your work life.”
Hollywood Private Hospital provides a wide range of day and in-patient mental health programs for patients at The Hollywood Clinic. In response to increased demand for these services, the facility is undergoing expansion which will increase its capacity from 40-beds to 70-beds.
“There is a clear need within the community for our mental health care facilities to expand to address immediate and longer term needs,” said Mr Mott.
The new facilities are scheduled for completion early 2014.