Commitment to health and safety a winner for private hospital


A strong commitment to health and safety has proved to be a winner for Bethesda Health Care in Claremont, Western Australia.

The independent, 88-bed hospital took home the category of Best Workplace Safety and Health Management System at the 2018 Work Safety Awards.

Hosted by the Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety, the winners were announced at the Celebrate Safety presentation at the Perth Concert Hall as part of Safe Work Month 2018.

The awards recognise outstanding Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management, solutions and innovation in Western Australian workplaces and are open to individuals, groups and organisations in all industries and workplaces, no matter how small the contribution has been.

Acting Bethesda Health Care CEO, Deborah Bell, and Melody Miles, manager of Occupational Safety and Health, attended the awards ceremony, with Melody receiving the award on the hospital’s behalf.

“Bethesda Health Care is extremely honoured to receive this award and that it represents the strong commitment by all employees for a safe and healthy workplace,” Ms Bell said.

“Our management and staff are so supportive to maintaining this environment, and this award reinforces our efforts.”

Earlier this year, it was announced that Bethesda Health Care retained their WorkSafe Platinum status for a further two years.

This is the third time that the health provider has received this prestigious award, and they remain the only hospital in WA to receive this accolade.


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