20 - 22 November, 2019 | Park Royal Darling Harbour, NSW

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Developing Staff-Centric Innovations to Solve Health Care Workforce Issues

Developing Staff-Centric Innovations to Solve Health Care Workforce Issues

Ahead of Workforce Planning for Health 2018, we chat to Helen Finneran, Workforce Planner in the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria about:

  • The steps needed to develop new roles to fill consumer health care demands
  • Creating new training innovations to up-skill staff to take on new tasks
  • Ensuring the future supply of skilled health care workers with new workforce models
Workforce Planning for Healthcare | Presentation Packet

Workforce Planning for Healthcare | Presentation Packet

Ahead of the Workforce Planning for Healthcare Summit 2019 download this exclusive presentation packet to explore insights from 2018s highest rated speakers. 

Learn from:

  • Western Sydney LHD
  • Eastern Health
  • Victorian Department of Health and Human Services 
Supporting Your Workforce through Transformation with Values Based Leadership Workforce Planning Initiatives

Supporting Your Workforce through Transformation with Values Based Leadership Workforce Planning Initiatives

The new $630m Bendigo Hospital delivers a world-class regional hospital incorporating the latest design and technology solutions, in a tranquil and caring environment. Completed in mid-2018, the Bendigo Hospital Project was the largest regional hospital development in Victoria, and required moving hundreds of patients, staff and pieces of equipment to an entirely new, technologically advanced site.

To help support the transition from the old facility to the new building, which brought along with it new technology, processes and ways of working, Bendigo Health developed and leveraged a number of strategies to ready their workforce for the transition, including harnessing Leadership Based workforce planning.

Ahead of the Workforce Planning for Healthcare Summit 2019 we chat to Robyn Lindsay, Executive Director of Clinical Operations at Bendigo Health. In this article Robyn chats to us about the change management initiatives that made the Bendigo Hospital transition project a success, and shares her workforce planning and engagement top tips. 


Bridging the Gap: 6 Ways to Optimise Workforce Planning Initiatives in a Changing Healthcare Environment

Bridging the Gap: 6 Ways to Optimise Workforce Planning Initiatives in a Changing Healthcare Environment

Ultimately there is no single answer to our nation’s healthcare workforce problem, yet the Australian population is on a rapidly aging trajectory so where do we go next?

As the workforce shrinks and demand increases we need to begin looking at more innovative solutions. While it’s still early days government policy reforms like those sure to come about from the recently announced Aged Care Royal Commission, digital technologies, wearable devices and smart modular housing provide the biggest opportunities to revolutionise care in 2020 and beyond.

These innovations, coupled with improved workforce planning strategies, workforce upskilling and training, and greater recognition and leadership opportunities will shift the healthcare sector towards being considered a desirable and rewarding place to work, with providers attracting and maintaining a well-led, flexible and responsive workforce.

Ahead of the Workforce Planning for Healthcare Summit 2019 we look at six workforce planning  initiatives and innovations being harnessed by healthcare providers, and delve into how these initiatives are helping bridge the workforce gap. 

Department of Health & Human Services Victoria: Leveraging Data to Address Gaps Between the Workforce of Today and the Needs of Tomorrow

Department of Health & Human Services Victoria: Leveraging Data to Address Gaps Between the Workforce of Today and the Needs of Tomorrow

While many areas of the economy have undergone micro-economic reform and significant workforce changes in the past 30 years, the health sector has been slow to respond. Many structural elements reflect the practices of a bygone era. The objective in care should be the provision of right care – right place – right time, focusing on the needs of the consumer, rather than professional or institutional structures.

Changes to the health workforce structure, improved work practices, multiskilling, enhanced teamwork, and flexible training are among the key reforms required. Breaking down historic workforce boundaries and establishing new ways of working in inter-professional teams can capitalise on the range of skills and knowledge held by health practitioners.

Ahead of the Workforce Planning for Healthcare Summit 2019 we chat to Nigel Brand, Principle Policy Advisor, Workforce Strategy at the Department of Health & Human Services Victoria (DHHS), who shares the department’s workforce optimisation strategies.

In this article Nigel explores the challenges and trends shaping the future healthcare workforce, and shares with us how DHHS is leveraging data and predictive analytics to bridge capability gaps.