Perth hospital’s ‘amazing achievement’

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Bethesda Health Care has again been rewarded for keeping its safety standards at the highest levels.

The Perth private hospital has retained its WorkSafe Platinum status for another two years, remaining the only one in Western Australia to have received the certificate.

It’s the third time it has been awarded the premium rating, with the first coming in 2013.

“It is an amazing achievement over the past six years to retain a platinum rating, especially in a hospital environment,” Bethesda Health Care CEO Yasmin Naglazas said.

“Our commitment to safety is a team effort. I am particularly proud that we continued to achieve high standards of safety through last year’s redevelopment project, which saw the addition of two new operating theatres, and expansion of existing hospital facilities.”

Platinum is the highest WorkSafe Plan certificate, above gold and silver. It means organisations are rating 90 percent or more in areas including management commitment, planning, consultation, hazard management, training and supervision, plus annually reducing either incidence rate or frequency of lost-time injury.

“Our management and staff are committed to maintaining a safe work environment, which can be clearly demonstrated through our ongoing recognition from WorkSafe,” Ms Naglazas said.

Founded over 70 years ago, Bethesda is an independent, 88-bed hospital based in the suburb of Claremont.

Its $10 million redevelopment means it can now offer nine operating theatres, as well as upgraded facilities including new anaesthetics equipment.

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