Health Hubs – in partnership with CommBank

Health Hubs are a joint initiative between CBHS and CommBank (CBA) to help improve the health and wellbeing of CBA employees. They represent the commitment both organisations have to the health, wellbeing and happiness of their employees and the broader CBA community.

What is a Health Hub?

The Health Hubs provide time-poor CBA employees, contractors and visitors with a convenient on-site location to check, understand, monitor and improve their health through a wellbeing hub design that deliver.

Health hubs that deliver:

  • 24/7 access to SiSU self-service diagnostic kiosks that provide easy to understand metrics such as heart age, blood pressure, BMI, body fat percentage and diabetes risk score
  • Various interactive health technologies (VR, mobile games etc.)
  • CBHS Wellbeing Consultants – all qualified allied health professionals – who deliver group and one-on-one consultations
  • Health and wellbeing challenges
  • Guidance on where to go for further help if needed
  • Relaxation/mindfulness area with massage chair
  • A full calendar of virtual and on-site health programs and events such as live cooking demos, webinars and health screenings.

Statistics

7

physical Health Hubs across Australia.

217,000

interactions and counting.

39,000

health checks.

24/7

access to four-minute health checks.

5,596kg

Health Hub visitors lost  since inception. 

Where are they?

While the Health Hub has seven physical locations, there is a robust virtual program of activity and Hub2U, which moves around to different locations.

 

Saving lives along the way

The Health Hubs have saved lives. The SiSU health stations recommend users visit a GP if blood pressure or BMI results fall outside of safe levels. High blood pressure is often called ‘the silent killer’, and the SiSU has identified more than 5,000 users who fell outside the healthy range for blood pressure or BMI, while 110 users had a blood pressure reading in the ‘severe’ category and were issued an urgent recommendation to see a GP.

The Health Hubs have had a significant impact on the health of CommBank’s people, and we can see this through the improved health of those who have visited multiple times. Creating healthier and happier communities benefits all in the fund, through driving down the large claims that we might see when people fall very ill. This helps us keep delivering the great value products our members love.

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A Bankwest employee attending training undertook a health scan which recommended that she visit her GP as a matter of priority. Her GP sent her straight to hospital in an ambulance where she then underwent open-heart surgery that day. She has made a full recovery and cannot thank CBA enough for “saving her life.”  - Anonymous Health Hub Visitor

Health Hub heroes

Bruce

Bruce shares his story of how the Health Hub helped uncover his type 2 diabetes diagnosis and changed his health and wellbeing for the better.

Lucy

Lucy tells how the Health Hub helped kickstart her personal health and wellbeing journey and how this has flowed through to her professional life too.

 

Get your dose of our Health Hubs

CommBank employees can check out Thrive for the latest Health Hub calendar of virtual and on-site events. Don’t work for CommBank? Check out our member webinar series presented by the Health Hub team, plus plenty more.

All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified healthcare professional.