Strengthening its commitment to employee health and wellness, Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, partnered with Lanka Hospitals to offer consultations for a host of services at the hospital’s dedicated centre at One Galle Face Mall.
The facility offers consultations for a wide range of services including counselling, psychology, and physiotherapy delivered by highly qualified and experienced team of professionals in all three languages. HNB Assistant General Manager, Digital Business, Chammika Weerasinghe and Lanka Hospitals Group CEO, Deepthi Lokuarachchi were present at a ceremony organised to commemorate the partnership.
“We are taking proactive steps to address the health and wellbeing of our employees, especially given the difficulties and challenges we have faced over the past. We believe that this is a significant step towards ensuring our employees receive the necessary support they require for a happy life. We are delighted to partner with Lanka Hospitals to launch this initiative for our employees,” HNB Assistant General Manager, Digital Business, Chammika Weerasinghe said.
The partnership offers employees the facility to reimburse funds from HNB’s Staff Hospitalization Entitlement (SHE) for 4 comprehensive consultations and the initial doctor’s fee at the Centre.
Adding their thoughts on the partnership, Lanka Hospitals Group CEO, Deepthi Lokuarachchi said “We are pleased to see HNB’s commitment to employee wellness, setting a positive example for other companies. This partnership highlights the growing trend of major corporations prioritizing the wellbeing of their staff. The past few years have been challenging for everyone, and we are delighted to partner with an organization that recognizes the importance of supporting its employees’ wellbeing,”
The counselling services cover a wide range of key areas, including relationships and marital concerns, financial issues, psychological issues such as sleep disorders, anger management, work-life balance issues such as parenting, substance abuse, sexual issues and testing, personal development, and other concerns.
This initiative is the latest in a comprehensive list of programs that HNB carries out to support employee wellness. As one of employee wellbeing’s biggest advocates, HNB’s programmes offer a bevy of health-related benefits, covering aspects from life insurance, medical allowances, disability and invalidity coverage to maternity leave and door step medical check-ups.
The Lanka Hospital Group serves over 300,000 patients annually with the capacity of 300 beds, six dedicated ICUs, 10 general operating theatres, two cardiac theatres, and a state-of-the-art cath lab. In its network, the hospital works along with 950 registered medical consultants and highly trained and skilled medical and support staff. The hospital’s reference laboratory effectively functions with a large network of regional laboratories, 35 fully owned sample collection centres, and over 1,100 third-party affiliated sample collection centres.
Lanka Hospitals is the first hospital in Sri Lanka to be awarded the most prestigious accreditations in the world for its healthcare service standards including the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation seventh edition. Furthermore, Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) is the only Sri Lankan laboratory to be accredited by the prestigious laboratory accreditation body, The College of American Pathologists (CAP).
With 256 customer centres and 800+ Self Service machines (SSMs) nation-wide, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative private banks. Consolidating its legacy in sustainability, good governance and corporate excellence, HNB was crowned the Best Corporate Citizen for 2022 at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Best Corporate Citizen Awards. The bank further secured four additional accolades, including being ranked among the Top 10 Best Corporate Citizens and taking home the Governance category and Sustainability Champion for the Finance sector titles.
Additionally, HNB was ranked among the World’s Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine for the sixth consecutive year in 2022, in addition to being crowned the Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka for the 13th occasion at the prestigious International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2023 hosted by the Asian Banker Magazine.
Image Caption : Lanka Hospitals (LHC) Group CEO, Deepthi Lokuarachchi (sixth from left) exchanging the MOU with HNB Assistant General Manager – Digital Business, Chammika Weerasinghe (sixth from right) in the presence of (from left): LHC Head of Priority Health & Outreach Clinics, Dr Charuni Senanayake; LH Senior Manager Legal & Compliance, Ama Wimalasena; LHC Chief Marketing Officer, Nimal Ratnayake; LHC Deputy CEO/ Director Medical Services Dr Lasantha Karunasekara; LHC Group Chief Financial Officer, Badrajith Siriwardana; HNB Head of HR Operations, Sheran Perera; HNB Manager – Talent Alignment & Compliance, Nilhan Kuruppu; HNB Manager – Employee Engagement & Wellness, Tyronne Fernando; HNB Manager – Staff Credit & Talent Benefit, Sudaraka Jayasena, and HNB Executive -Talent Alignment & Compliance, Hasitha Fernando