Tamara voted in top 10 private hospitals
Sep 01, 2014
Tamara Private Hospital has been voted as one of the top 10 in the state by HCF health fund users.
In a survey of 11,000 HCF patients, Tamara scored 9.2 out of 10 for how likely patients would be to recommend the hospital to a friend or colleague.
Tamara chief Darren Ninness said it was "without a doubt" the group effort that earned Tamara the high ranking, and he acknowledged the often hidden but necessary jobs in a hospital: not just nursing but also maintenance, catering and cleaning.
He said nursing professionalism was a major factor, as patients see nurses at almost every stage of their patient care journey.
"People feel anxious when they come in for a procedure," Mr Ninness said.
"We're trying to make their stay as nice as possible."
He said the hospital had a motto of "people caring for people" and there was always room for improvement.
Mr Ninness said it was a great achievement for Tamara to perform well against larger metropolitan hospitals, and said their gold award recognition from Medibank in 2012 showed a promising consistency in their patient care.