Workforce Healthcare, a specialist health and wellness company, partly owned by Workforce Holdings Limited (JSE: WKF), has been awarded a contract through its DNA Wellness brand to provide wellness services for 9 000 employees within RCL Foods Ltd. These workers are within the RCL Foods – Consumer and Vector Logistics divisions in the Cape and Inland regions.
“Being able to offer a turnkey wellness solution to our clients is part of our diversification strategy, with this service helping our clients promote wellness and healthcare amongst their employees,” says Lawrence Diamond, CEO of Workforce Holdings Limited. “In addition, we assist our clients with occupational healthcare compliance, which is a strong focus for the growing business unit.”
“To date Workforce Healthcare has rolled out 13 clinics nationwide to provide occupational and primary healthcare services for RCL Foods’ employees,” says Dr Richard Malkin, MD of Workforce Healthcare. “The clinics are staffed with nurses and medical practitioners all trained in primary and occupational healthcare. This ensures the employees have adequate access to healthcare and are compliant.”
Each clinic is equipped with audiometric booths and testing equipment for hearing screenings, lung function testing equipment and vision screening equipment, which are all electronically integrated. The clinics are managed by a cloud based management system with each clinic owning a dispensing license to provide acute and chronic medication.
In addition to occupational healthcare solutions, Workforce Healthcare is providing an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to the Vector Logistics division, giving them 24-hour personal support and health management services, offered by a multi-disciplinary and multilingual team of qualied and registered professionals. These include doctors, nurses, social workers and psychologists, who can all be contacted via a toll-free number or a free ‘please call me’ service.
Workforce Healthcare’s EAP also offers access to legal advice, as well as debt counselling to help employees with money management. All counselling services adhere to the standards and ethics of The Employee Assistance Professionals Association of South Africa (EAPASA).
Furthermore, Workforce Healthcare is playing a significant role in developing standards and policies for the RCLFoods group.
“We believe that appointing Workforce Healthcare to offer its wide range of occupational healthcare, primary healthcare and wellness solutions to our employees will help them navigate through life’s challenges, making the company an even better place to work” Says Lindy Walker, RCL Foods Remuneration and Benefits Manager.
About Workforce Healthcare (www.workforcehealthcare.co.za)
Workforce Healthcare is a specialist health and wellness company with expertise in management and coordination of healthcare professionals and the development of customized, turnkey employee wellness solutions. Workforce Healthcare specialises in employee wellness programmes and wellness days, primary and occupational healthcare, mobile and fixed medical screening, substance abuse training and testing, HIV/AIDS testing and training, TB management, and absenteeism management. Workforce Healthcare, with its core brand DNA Wellness, is partly owned by Workforce Holdings Limited.
About Workforce Holdings Limited (www.workforce.co.za)
Workforce Holdings Limited (JSE: WKF) is a large diversified group of companies offering an extensive range of inter-related solutions for the supply, management and administration of the human resources requirements of diverse industry sectors locally and internationally. The company’s broad product offering is consolidated into ive primary core business segments, namely: staffing and recruitment, training and consulting, financial and lifestyle products, employee health management and process outsourcing. Workforce Holdings Limited is listed on the JSE AltX.