Discovery SafeTrip – Pilot
Young doctors face many challenges in their working conditions. There are different initiatives aimed at identifying solutions to address challenges, such as working hours and levels of supervision. These solutions, once implemented, will go a long way to make sure interns can perform at their peak.
One challenge which Discovery can address immediately is the interns’ safety on the roads – late night driving and driving when tired are related to higher accident rates. Discovery SafeTrip will give medical interns the option to take a free trip home following a long shift.
Intern doctors who activate this benefit with Discovery will receive free Uber trips from the hospital where they work, up to a maximum amount of R750 per calendar month*. Based on feedback from interns at various hospitals, we expect this amount to cover the majority of trips home post-call during a month using an Uber X.
Interns do not have to be Discovery clients to use this benefit and there are no restrictions on the type of Uber vehicle used - interns can select either Uber X or Uber Black.
*Intern doctors who activate this benefit will be responsible for paying for any trips once the benefit amount has been reached. It will be each individual intern doctor’s responsibility to monitor the rand value of trips from the hospital in a month.
Any doctor currently performing their internship at one of the following five hospitals may apply to participate in the pilot which will run from Wednesday, 19 October 2016 to Sunday, 20 November 2016:
- Groote Schuur Hospital (Cape Town)
- Addington Hospital (Durban)
- Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (Johannesburg)
- Dora Nginza Hospital (Port Elizabeth)
- Steve Biko Academic Hospital (Pretoria)
The pilot project will gather feedback on the benefit and how it can be enhanced.
To apply, please email a completed application form to email@example.com. Alternatively, please email your name, ID number, cell phone number and hospital to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by Sunday, 16 October 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by email by Tuesday, 18 October 2016.
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Discovery will engage with participants during and after the pilot to understand their views on the benefit and how it could be enhanced.