St. Vincent’s Private Hospital awarded with Keep Well Award
- A first for a private hospital in Ireland
St. Vincent’s Private Hospital is the first private hospital in Ireland to successfully achieve accreditation for their commitment to employee wellness, safety and health by being awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec.
The KeepWell Mark is a new national accreditation developed by Ibec that recognises organisations who put the wellbeing of employees at the forefront of company policy. The first of its kind in Ireland, the mark is a set of health and wellbeing standards that companies can achieve through the promotion of wellbeing in the workplace. The process will help benchmark workplace wellbeing activity through a set of systematic and methodical steps, providing full reporting and feedback at every step of the way.
The framework includes a self-assessment, an onsite assessment from an Ibec approved external assessor, and culminates with a report that outlines areas for improvement which facilitates the company to chart its way to success. The accreditation focuses on eight key areas to include: Leadership, Absence Management, Smoke Free, Physical Activity, Health & Safety, Mental Health, Healthy Eating and Intoxicants. The onsite assessment includes a full review of the gathered evidence as well as one on one interviews with our management team. The assessment also included direct engagement with staff through focus groups discussing their personal experiences of health, safety and wellbeing in the organisation.
Andrew Gore, CEO, St. Vincent’s Private Hospital said: “We are delighted to have been accredited with the Keep Well mark which is down to our very dedicated and energetic staff who place employee wellbeing high on their list of priorities. It’s essential – particularly as we work in the health sector- that, first and foremost we look after our own mental health. Not only do we benefit ourselves but it also creates a very positive and happy atmosphere in the hospital for our patients and families which is so important. Thanks to all the staff here for making this possible”.