Corporate Social Responsibility
Having a healthy workplace from which staff can deliver services to the community, forms part of our commitment to our corporate social responsibility.
A safe workplace supports staff and underpins quality services to our community.
Human resource activities continue to be driven by Link Health and Community’s requirement to have a workforce which provides for integrated health care to be delivered by flexible, multi-skilled teams. This is why Link Health and Community supports a flexible work environment in terms of full time and part time employment.
It is essential to have the right people with the right skills in the right place at the right time, providing the right service, in the right way and ensuring that those engaged receive the right remuneration, and have their achievements and contributions properly recognised.
Apart from our services we deliver to our community as reported on in the respective primary care, counselling and oral health sections, Link Health and Community is strongly involved in the local community through partnerships, projects, health promotion and our volunteers.
We view these efforts as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility. This section reports on these efforts.
We service a diverse community which includes people from a variety of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. There are also significant pockets of disadvantage throughout our catchment which require additional support.
Our volunteer profile encapsulates 143 volunteers from 27 different countries speaking 28 languages. From this diverse network, 104 females and 39 males aged from 19 to 83 assist in the delivery of services to the community.
There is a strong connection between human health and the health of the environment.
As a health provider it is incumbent upon Link Health and Community to demonstrate good environmental practices, including minimising our “carbon footprint”, a reduction in the use of non-renewable resources and reducing waste.
This approach is reflected in our health promotion efforts and a drive to promote the development of locally obtained food, including the development of community vegetable gardens. While not a major user of water it is also incumbent upon us to reduce this use wherever possible.