MASSAGING STAFF IN PRIVATE HOSPITALSNATIONWIDE; RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR; ALL WARDS/DEPTS/CLINICS; NURSES TO SURGEONS TO ADMIN/HR/FIN/EXEC
Private health care facilities and their parent organisations have a large percentage of the health market, but whose staff face the same issues as those working in the public sector.
WHY INVEST IN MASSAGE?
Lessened physical pain levels
From picking up people and objects for hours on a shift, the possibility of an injury occuring is huge. Many people have exercise regimes and have gone through workshops and inductions around correct heavy load handling, but still mistakes happen.
Massage is the needed intervention to pair up with exercise, stretching or correct posture and llifting. Massage gives people the space to pay attention to their body, and facilitated stretching can be done on the massage chair. In those moments, exercise makes more sense as people are tuned into their body, for that temporary moment.
Over weeks and months, new habits can form, and workplace injuries start to decrease, as everyone is no longer so stiff and tensed up.
Decrease in error rates
Fatigue, stress, anxiety and overwork are big causes in surgical and nursing errors, which result in huge medico-legal costs. Ths is a hassle no hospital or patient should need to go through.
For the percentage involving this, massage decreases the levels of fatigue and stress, allowing your staff to be more naturally alert, clearer and in a better mood.
Massage decreases the potentiality of something going wrong, which leads to better level of patient care and satisfaction, as well as decreasing the worry staff have of doing ‘the wrong thing’.
Drive revenue growth
Patients prefer to experience a hospital workplace that allows them to come out treated better and cared for safely. Using massage as a marketing tool to show why the atmosphere is as it is, means your facility becomes a preferred healthcare provider.
For private health corporations, this can be extended across the whole network, so no matter where a patient is when they need to be in hospital, they know they will be treated the same.
When patients stay at your facility, or a private facility within a group, they can be sure they will come out safer, more satisfied and happier, which increases the goodwill and PR value of your facilities.
Click here for general FAQs about our service and how we can help you.
Our facility is quite religious. Do you have a therapist who compliments our mission and beliefs?
Yes. If this is an important issue to you, and not all facilities would require this, we will search for someone compatible.
We have over 40 facilities across Australia and the world. How can you scale?
We have a large pool of therapists in all major centres, and we will be able to supply your facilties. We are also able to conduct large studies through questionnaires, and publish reports about health and wellbeing of your staff across all facilities.
We will work with you to make sure your organisation is an attractive place to stay working and to start work at.
Our staff are actually very happy being here. We hardly have any turnover, the staff get many benefits, and we are like family. We don't see the need like you say hospitals need.
I applaud your for achieving what we mostly want to see in healthcare facilities: well treated staff who love their job and feel wanted by management. Workers compensation cases also tend to be lower in well run facilities with a good culture eminating from management. However, they are still under the same stresses as other nurses. These tend to be grouped around:
- fatigue, and especially compassion fatigue.
These can lead to:
- work/life balance issues
- interpersonal conflicts
- stress-based medical errors
These issues do exist. But you can talk to us about helping clean up any remaining problems you may have, so you can live up to your standard of a well run and satisfied patient community.
We have OTs and physiotherapists already hired. If massage is so important, we'll do it in-house.
Physios and OTs are fantastic at what they do, but a reason that you haven’t considered giving massages to staff in house is because both of these professionals aren’t trained in massage (although some will have attended some workshops, and some university courses would emphasized physical touch more than others). Since we are massage-focused, these two professions have little to do with our proceedures.
Your physios and OTs are orientated towards serving the public, not spending substantial amounts of time seeing if the other staff members are OK.
However, when it comes to postural analysis and use of the body mechanics in daily tasks, we are happy to work with your physios and OTs.