Employee wellness

Our modern day existence is often characterised by high stress levels, less than ideal nutrition and too little exercise, which have led to an increase in the incidence of lifestyle diseases. Many of these illnesses can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, or can be managed successfully if they are diagnosed early. Millions of people, however still die every year as a result of lifestyle diseases.

Over and above the devastating emotional, social and financial impact that the serious illness or death of a loved one and breadwinner can have on his or her family, illness and death of employees also negatively impact companies and the economy at large.

Netcare Occupational Health, which is part of the Netcare Group’s Primary Care division, has developed employee health and wellness programmes and plans that not only serve the needs of employees but also provide employers with tangible benefits.

Netcare Occupational Health have extensive experience in the provision of primary healthcare and disease management services, as well as an established infrastructure and geographic network of service providers across all South Africa’s provinces.

Investing in the health of employees has a direct and positive effect on a company’s bottom line.

Workplace wellness programmes

Companies that have implemented Netcare Occupational Health's workplace wellness programmes have recorded tangible benefits, underscoring the fact that investing in the health of employees has a direct and positive effect on a company’s bottom line.

Components of Netcare Occupational Health's workplace wellness programmes

*KAPB (knowledge, attitude, practices and behaviour)

**LAPB (learnt knowledge, attitude, practices and behaviour)

***HRA (health and lifestyle risk assessment)

Taking health and wellness seriously is everyone’s business.

Assessment phase
  • Situational analysis
  • KAPB* survey
  • Prevalence study
  • Actuarial study
Planning phase
  • HIV policy development or review
  • Strategic planning & project development Strategic planning & project development
Implementation phase
  • HIV training & awareness programme
  • Communication programme
  • HRA*** inclusive of voluntary counselling and testing (VCT)
  • HIV disease management programme
Monitoring, evaluation & reporting phase
  • Post-intervention LAPB **& prevalence survey to determine return on investment & way forward

Components of Netcare Occupational Health's employee wellness programmes

Telephonic counselling

Telephonic counselling, advice, queries, assessment and referrals 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Telephonic life management services

Include health, legal and financial advice.

Managerial referrals
Face-to-face counselling

Psycho-social, trauma and health advice services (bio & diet’s).

Online wellness programme

Ask an expert, intranet messages, e-newsletter.

Trauma management

On-site group defusing for trauma incidents at the workplace.


Training hours available for manager, staff Induction, and ‘Power hour’ training sessions.

Wellness days

On-site screening including blood pressure, glucose, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol and HIV/VCT.

Account and project management

- At head office: Monthly and/or quarterly meetings
- Regions: At request of unit.

EAP/EWP reporting

- Quarterly reports
- Annual satisfaction survey.

WAM reporting

- Monitoring and reporting on sick absence rates
- Quarterly and annual reports.

Contact us

To find out more about how Netcare Occupational Health's professional health and wellness services can benefit you as employer as well as your employees, please e-mail Casper Van Den Bergh or phone us at tel. 010 205 6600.