Organisations are tasked with looking after the wellness of employees as an increase in non-communicable diseases affects workplace productivity and company earnings.
For this reason, EOH offers a range of services that help companies to minimise, control and maintain these diseases and enable employees to perform at their best.
Our on-site HCT and wellness promotes risk assessments and risk reduction for employees by encouraging behavioural change.
The service further enables the early detection of HIV infection, which enables the monitoring and treatment of infected individuals and reduces the incidence of mortality due to non-communicable diseases.
It builds awareness of the importance of healthy living and the need for employees to perform regular check-ups, and ensures that those who do suffer from lifestyle diseases and HIV are assisted to maintain a healthy and productive life.
The employer will gain a good idea of the wellness of the organisation as reports are provided after the completion of screenings.
What our solution helps you achieve
Our aim is to bring awareness to the importance of a healthy lifestyle and to foster healthy behaviours to keep employees healthy and productive.
We perform a number of health screenings with a blood test to assess the health risks of individuals, including blood glucose, blood cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, height and body mass index. Abdominal girth is measured using a measuring tape.
Height, weight and waist circumference measurement is performed during the screening and the results are recorded before blood pressure is measured and recorded. A glucose and cholesterol test is done in less than two minutes with the help of a finger-prick and, where an employee gives his or her consent for an HIV test, the blood is used for this purpose.
The screening procedure includes:
- HIV testing procedure
- Pre-HCT information session
- Individual pre-test counselling
- Individual post-test counselling
- Core wellness assessments
- The complete wellness assessment
Delivering these services
EOH exercises quality control when conducting on-site HCTs by ensuring clinical professionalism and confidentiality at the testing sites.
We take responsibility for meeting legal requirements, such as the indemnity forms of nurses, the presentation of the documentation required for HCTs and capturing information for reposting purposes, as well as pathology request forms.
Our nurses are adequately trained in both rapid and Elisa testing, pre-test and post-test counselling and any client-specific information that helps them to advise participants on managing the disease.
We also compile comprehensive feedback reports for the organisation without compromising confidentiality.
EOH conforms to strict testing protocols and quality standards: our full health screening is in line with the Department of Health’s testing protocol, and the HIV testing and counselling process is compliant with the South African Standards (SANS16001:2013).
Health screening is conducted by professional, qualified and approachable nurses. Our staff adheres to strict company policy on testing protocols, hygiene and equipment use and they are trained on a regular basis to ensure we comply with the Codes of Good Practice and international standards.
What is more, our equipment is approved and supplied by reputable and reliable suppliers. In terms of our company policy, equipment is maintained, kept hygienic and calibrated as required.
EOH hosts wellness days where screenings are conducted by qualified nursing personnel or a biokineticist. We provide one healthcare professional for every 20 participants and one administration assistant per 100 participants per day. We can also provide one masseuse or therapist for every 20 participants per day, if required.
Data management and reporting
Reports are developed in conjunction with our clients in order to meet their requirements within a legal framework of data protection. EOH Workplace Health and Wellness manages data with the highest level of confidentiality. Data is stored in a confidential manner and positive result consent forms are archived according to legal requirements.
We provide the client with a summary report that does not compromise the confidentiality of any employee, however makes recommendations and advises on further programmes that could enhance the service, such as health education.
Recommended additional services
We offer additional wellness services such as the marketing of wellness days to entice employees to participate, a health promotion programme that essentially assists with the management and guidance of employees with abnormal results, HIV/AIDS education and training, and wellness champion training, which equips some employees to educate others on the lifestyle diseases of lifestyle.
EOH has conducted wellness screening and HCT for prominent clients such as Discovery Health, Nestle, Unilever, Murray & Roberts, Shell, T Systems, Aveng Group, Neotel, Grant Thornton, Telesure and African Bank.
We reinforced our position as a leader in this field through our involvement in one of the most ambitious health-screening projects between government and the private sector in 2012.
Due to our national footprint and large contingent of professional staff, we have the capacity to test over 100 000 people per year and the ability to conduct over 20 events per day across the country.