Peel Health Campus supports staff and local business in tough times
Apr 14, 2020
Peel Health Campus (PHC), which is part of Ramsay Health Care, has given a much needed boost to a popular Mandurah restaurant by ordering 250 gourmet meals to thank hard-working hospital staff.
PHC Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Tome, took delivery of the staff lunches that were prepared by chef and co-owner of Flics Kitchen, Flic Evans.
“Peel Health Campus is the number one employer in the Mandurah area and the second biggest employer in the Peel region,” Mr Tome said.
“We are an integral part of this vibrant community and we want to support local residents and businesses in any way we can – above and beyond providing quality health care services.
“Importantly, this is also a small gesture of thanks to our staff – many who have worked tirelessly during the past four or five weeks.
“I always have praise for our dedicated staff, but this month has been particularly challenging and with Easter getaways prohibited because of COVID-19, we wanted to show them how much we appreciate their hard work.”
Mr Tome said he was extremely proud of the PHC team who were continually demonstrating the Ramsay values of “people caring for people” throughout this public health crisis.
Flic Evans said the order from Peel Health Campus was a much-needed financial boost for her business, which opened nearly four years ago.
“Business has dropped by 60 per cent and we have had to completely remodel the way we operate,” she said.
“Things are so tight that we need to re-evaluate viability every few days. This order is a God’s send for us at the moment – it’s massive.
“We are so grateful for the business from Peel Health Campus but also we’re proud to be creating something special for their staff.”
Hospital staff will dine on Exmouth prawns and locally-grown chicken in fresh salads with chorizo and heirloom tomatoes while vegetarians will be offered Chermoula roasted vegetable salad with Persian feta and ancient grains.
“We have always focused on local, seasonal and Western Australian produce so this initiative by Peel Health Campus is actually helping our farmers and producers as well,” Ms Evans said.