Albert Road Clinic - 25 years of caring
On Tuesday 24th November 2020, Albert Road Clinic celebrated a momentous 25 years supporting the community.
In 1995 three smaller mental health facilities, came together under Ramsay Health Care’s founder, Paul Ramsay, and Albert Road Clinic was born. Today, Albert Road Clinic is one of Melbourne’s largest private mental health facilities.
Albert Road Clinic has been built on the foundation of people caring for people, providing world class mental health care, for not only for the local community but for people from all over the country.
Over the past 25 years, Albert Road Clinic has expanded, and continues to provide programs and services that are contemporary, evidence based and tailored to meet patient’s needs. The Clinic, our specialist doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support service teams have provided more than 180,000 episodes of care to patients, both through inpatient and day program services.
Albert Road Clinic Chief Executive Officer Petra Glare says “Albert Road Clinic wouldn’t be where it is today, without our many dedicated staff and doctors. They have shown commitment to working together to achieve positive outcomes for our patients and embody The Ramsay Way in the way they conduct themselves each and every day.”
As the new CEO at Albert Road Clinic, Ms Glare spent some time with her team to discover what makes Albert Road Clinic a special place, the place they choose to come and work. ‘Dedicated’, ‘supportive’, ‘collaborative’, ‘friendly’ and ‘warm’ were the common themes staff highlighted as they talked about their colleagues and the culture that has been built at Albert Road Clinic.
“This shone through in discussions with both new and established staff, showing that these themes are embedded into our culture,” said Ms Glare.
“I have been fortunate enough to witness this culture, with admiration, as the team came together and rose to the challenge of COVID-19. Not only did we support our Ramsay colleagues, we maintained our world class support and care for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”
“As we move into the next 25 years at Albert Road Clinic, we can look forward to a bright future of innovation, collaboration and commitment to providing world class care to our community while continuing to live our Ramsay Way values of People Caring for People.”