HOW MFHPA WORKS WITH YOUR STAFF AND ORGANISATION

Full set of reasons, USPs and statements.

Our Pilot and General Programs are evidence-based combined with empathy and touch. The Programs are designed to reduce results of high acute and chronic work stress. Hospitals can leverage the cumulative effects of this reduction of stress in staff over weeks. We help:

Decrease Problems and Issues

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Consequences from risk

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in our Program can use massage as a risk management tool to reduce risks and poor communication between the patients and staff, compromising their experience. You can also reduce the adverse effects from poor communication between colleagues, and affect the financial and budget management processes around areas of concern. Our Program gives you greater flexibility in instituting strategies to manage these risks.

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Patient costs

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in regular massage sessions leads to a better experience and environment for patients, as the adverse effects from stress are lower. This gives more space for the patient to recover quicker, and reduce the length of stay, resulting in lower patient costs. This is backed up by data collated from massage sessions, linking performance with patient outcomes, including rate of complaint.

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Auditing issues by health departments for organisations around low staff engagement and culture indexes

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in our responsive massage Programs decreases potential parent organisation or health department auditing ore credentially issues (and extra paperwork and resources to justify those numbers) by increasing overall staff engagement and decreasing psychological and physical stress through our evidence-based Program.

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WHS (work health and safety) issues

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in massage helps your HR staff and WHS representatives do their job easier, and helping prevent health problems (and potential litigation and compensation) from occurring. This will help your organisation strengthen delivery of high quality healthcare.

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Stress, anxiety and depression, and their adverse effects

How we deal withOur massage sessions work to centre and ground participants within their body, and away from their mind, which dominates daily use of body. We also provide staff with the necessary knowledge and skills to self-massage, and this improves your staff’s effectiveness and efficiency.

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Work-related fatigue

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in massage decreases incidents of fatigue in staff by creating the space for quality power naps. This improves sleep-time at home, and helps staff stay ahead of sleep depravation. This leads to a number of improvements in areas such as error rates, bullying, violence, sick leave and injuries, and improves morale

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Occupational aggression and bullying

How we deal withMassage helps slash bullying incidents (from co-workers, management, patients, visitors and their families) from arising, and creates an empowering staff to solve disputes or issues more effectively. This also allows your staff to center on the patient better, and through better communication, giving better and more ethical care while worrying less about incidents escalating.

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Physical stress and injury-induced workers compensation potential cases

How we deal withWe intervene early with those who are especially prone to physical pains, which then affects work.

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Stress-related staff turnover

How we deal withBy working together to focus on those staff members who would be likely to leave due to stress, anxiety or depression. We can then provide tailored massage sessions to help noticeably reduce these factors, or with others, prevent these mental health issues from arising.

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Workplace injuries

How we deal withOur massage sessions lessen acute and chronic injuries in staff (e.g. lower back, shoulders) and help staff members become more efficient in their physical movements. This may also involve personal training as part of the massage session, which also has an added benefit of improving morale.

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Direct link between stress and workers compensation

How we deal withAs mental health issues account for at least one in eight workplace compensation cases now and in the future, massage greatly improves the positive progression of mental health compensation cases. Massage saves your organisation time, money and resources, and helps keep people on the right track.

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Sick leave rates

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in our evidence-based massage Program means that stress are less stressed and fall into ill-health less often.

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Employer-of-Choice and staff recruitment rates

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Stress-related (and potentially litigious) medical errors

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in massage helps staff stay clear and focused on the job, thus reducing distractions and potential medical errors that occur due to fatigue, stress or anxiety. This allows staff to deliver better high quality healthcare to the community and residents.

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Interpersonal conflicts

How we deal withMassage helps improve staff interpersonal communication through the lessening of stress within individual staff members and the ward, clinic or department as a whole. A place where people are valued. Over weeks and months, massage helps staff members clear the way for respect, openness and greater collaboration towards teamwork.

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Burnout

How we deal withBy working together to focus on those staff members who would be classed as high-risk, we can provide tailored massage sessions to help noticeably reduce burnout, or with others, prevent burnout and other indicators of ill-health from arising.

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Loss of shopfloor and workflow IP

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in massage stems the loss of workflow knowledge through turnover.

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Frozen or stagnant muscles

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in massage affects the physical soft-tissue (muscles, fascia, ligaments etc) and psychological states of staff (stress, anxiety, depression) providing relief for overworked or strained soft tissue.

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Jaded or adversarial staff interactions with management

How we deal withThe role of massage within reducing interpersonal conflicts between management and employees, is to reduce stress within staff and allow clarity, empowerment and focus to become stronger.

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Shortcuts taken while performing daily tasks

How we deal withThe investment by your organisation in massage decreases short-cuts taken to reduce physical discomforts or avoiding the use of painful areas such as the lower back.

MINOR ISSUES

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Internal staff time (if used to destress other staff)

How we deal withLet your allied staff (such as physios or OT) concentrate on their clients, making better use of their skills, time, and save on their salary costs.

Increase Solutions and Results

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Patient experience (safety, care and satisfaction)

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in regular massage sessions leads to a safer, more relaxed and more connected (with a more responsive nursing staff) experience for patients and visitors. This results in healthier communities from excellent patient outcomes and the increased rates of outpatient activity, thus reducing the costs of staying. This is backed up by data collated from massage sessions, linking performance with patient outcomes, including rate of complaint.

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Healthier communities

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in regular massage sessions leads to higher quality of care for patients, and in turn, over months, leads to an improvement of the overall health of residents and the community. This is what the community expects and has a right to. Introducing a service such as massage is particularly important for local health districts with high socio-economic disadvantage or those planning for expected population growth

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Financial sustainability of your organisation

How we helpThe investment in massage cuts costs shelled out for sick leave, injury management, bureaucracy around disputes and issues and especially for big ticket items such as recruiting high quality or senior staff. This then leads to greater financial sustainability which is measurable and can be easily incorporated into future projections.

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Better recovery from crisis management and continuity onwards

How we helpThe investment in massage allows your organisation to leverage the ability to de-stress staff members after tense deadlines, major projects, violent events in nursing wards, post-disaster reorganising, and multiple other unexpected or unplanned stressful events. This allows us to focus on specific individuals or teams and work with your WHS, NUM and HR staff to help bring the environment back to normal function.

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Innovation within the industry first

How we helpYour investment in our evidence-based and responsive massage Program allows you to be at the forefront of industry innovation and research with staff safety health and wellbeing. Massage helps you organisation ultimately inform best practice with your workforce, and best practice models of care for your patients, at no risk to the organisation. There is potential within staff from the massage sessions to more more open to innovation, change and adopting new practices.

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Implementation of workforce planning and development

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in massage allows greater flexibility and attraction for high-quality healthcare staff, which includes performance management, and recruitment and retention of your workforce. It also allows greater opportunities for developing your workforce, particularly in the sustainability of the personal health and wellbeing of your staff, interpersonal communication skills, and around key concepts such as empowerment, respect and openness.

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Early Return-to-Work for injured

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in massage allows us to provide massage to those who need to get back onto their feet and physically working again. This will depend on level of Workcover involvement or similar issues.

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Better use of evidence to inform of health practices

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in our massage Program allows organisations to base their level of patient centred care, health and wellbeing of staff to be informed by internal evidence (through data collated from multiple facilities through the Pilot and General Program) and external evidence (from studies, research and white papers)

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Adaptability to adopt to new practices, changes or innovation

How we helpThe effect of massage on the workforce means certain practices or issues, partly based around the adverse effects of stress, begin to shift or diminish. This allows new innovative practices to be adopted, and for the workplace culture to allow The effect of massage on the workforce means certain practices or issues, partly based around the adverse effects of stress, begin to shift or diminish. This allows new innovative practices to be adopted, and for the workplace culture to allow staff to have the capacity and adaptability to change or innovate.

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Preferred healthcare provider with the public

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in our massage Program improves patient safety and the quality and efficiency of service. This shows the levels of patient centred care your organisation will go to. There is then, a potential for improved revenue streams from current and future patient’s preferred healthcare provider.

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Implement the celebration of the work of teams and individuals

How we helpThe investment in regular massage sessions opens the chance for your organisation to implement various cultural policies, one being the celebration of individual staff and teams. By reducing stress considerably, previously highly tense workplace atmospheres soften, and this gives your WHS, HR staff or NUMs the chance to leverage this change and implement policies designed for a better working environment.

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Ensure efficiency of service

How we helpThe investment in massage allows your organisation to witness and leverage off improvements in workflow efficiency and reduction in adverse effects from stress, anxiety and depression. Your organisation sees improvements in the provision of healthcare services for patients and residents. Massage also leads to greater financial sustainability by cutting down costs linked with these adverse effects.

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Implementation strategies, plans and policies easier

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in our massage Program helps you inexpensively fulfil commitments to areas emphasised by your facility, parent organisation or governing body. Examples would include workforce development strategy, Annual, Operations or Strategic Plans..

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Effect your organisation's standing with your governing bodies

How we helpBy implementing our massage into your organisation’s operations, you can directly effect the score of your Culture, Patient Care or Staff Engagement Indexes assessed by government.

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High levels of staff wellbeing and happiness in the workplace

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in our massage Programs increases the level of wellbeing and happiness, thus improving productivity, raising morale and sparking a more relaxed and responsive work atmosphere. Data from staff members massaged, and potentially, data from NUMs reporting observations on the ground, give us insights in to the differences in wellbeing before and during weekly massage sessions.

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Holistic and professional care by nursing staff

How we helpAfter massage sessions, nursing staff and doctors can better carry out their tasks to care for the ill, disabled and dying, with improved communication and ultimately deliver a better quality of healthcare.

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Positive media coverage

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in our massage Program allows you to leverage the Program’s data drawn from participants to show improvements in patient safety or the cost savings made (to instead be spent on beds or life saving equipment) to improve public opinion of your healthcare organisation.

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Staff engagement indexes

How we helpThe investment of massage in nurses, doctors and other first-line staff leads to a more positive work environment. Staff are happier, which leads to an increase of productivity, collaboration in teamwork and higher quality healthcare service. Staff and patients feel supported in doing their job, increasing their pride in the employer.

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Cultural indexes

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in massage allows the culture of your organisation to prosper in excellence, by helping rid the environment of stress, anxiety or depression, and their potential adverse events.

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Positive work environment

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in regular massage sessions results in a more cohesive, collaborative and co-operative teamwork environment. This cam result in greater valuing of management and staff by each other.

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Healthier relationships

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in massage leads to better personal connections between staff and healthier relationships.

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Effective time management

How we helpA clearer mind allows time to reflect and catch up on internal thoughts. This allows less distractions or worries, and leading to a better flow of work.

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Levels of workload productivity

How we helpOur massage sessions lead to greater focus and clarity, which improves the quality and efficiency of work and work hours. Overall productivity rises due to these results.

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Retention of staff

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in regular massage sessions as a major benefit works to stem the stress or anxiety-related loss of high quality skilled staff away from working elsewhere. Loyalty and satisfaction can also increase from staff towards your organisation, as they feel more valued and morale is increased.

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Emotional intelligence

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in massage allows staff to better connect body and mind, leading to clearer empathetic decision making and better patient engagement.

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Situation management capabilities

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in massage allows staff to handling situations that are expected and non-expected in a better and more focused way.

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Critical thinking

How we helpThrough clearing stress away, helps staff focus with a clear-mind. This gvies space for better use of critical thinking skills when incidents happen on the work floor.

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Centering in the present

How we helpThe investment by your organisation in massage allows staff to centring in the present time, improving your staff’s ability to focus on job at hand.

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Better informed decisions by clinicians

How we helpDe-stressed clinicians are more focused and clear-minded, leading to strategies and decisions made at the same level of clarity. This ultimately improves the safety and care of patients.

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Awareness or connection to internal programs

How we helpOur massage sessions provide opportunities for staff to focus on the usefulness and accessibility of other health and wellbeing programs within your organisation, such as a confidential EAP.

OTHER BENEFITS

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Greater international links

How we helpGiving massages to health professionals on placement in Australia helps forge friendly links with facilities overseas.