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Ramsay Health Care gives almost $2M boost to local businesses via Christmas gifts for staff

Dec 22, 2021

Ramsay Health Care has given its staff special Christmas gifts to thank them for their dedication during a difficult year - but they’re not the only ones who will benefit from the present which was specifically chosen to simultaneously support local business.

Almost 30,000 health care workers around Australia have received gift cards to enjoy a meal with loved ones this festive season at a local restaurant, bar or café, with many of these businesses experiencing a tough year as a result of restrictions brought on by COVID-19. 

Ramsay Health Care Australia CEO, Carmel Monaghan, said the leadership team wanted to say thank you to staff for their ongoing care, compassion and commitment in 2021.

“This was a difficult year for many, with members of our team thrust into new working
environments, new roles and often on the frontline helping COVID-positive patients or vaccinating the community,” Ms Monaghan said.

“Through all of this they remained totally committed to providing the best and safest care for our patients.

“We know it’s not just our people who’ve had a tough year, so we wanted to choose a gift that would bring our staff some joy, but also inject much-needed funds into local

“Many small business restaurants and cafes were subject to lockdowns and restricted
patron numbers this year and they too deserve some support this festive season.”

Ramsay Health Care hospital staff across five states received the gifts worth close to $2 million to Australian businesses. 

“I want to wish all our staff and patients a peaceful and safe festive season and let them know that whatever the new year brings, the Ramsay team is here for you,” Ms
Monaghan said.