Commission on Excellence and Innovation in Health

Advancing healthcare workforce wellbeing across SA Health

18 Apr 2023

As part of our strate­gic approach to strength­en­ing health­care work­force well­be­ing, our team has been work­ing close­ly with a sub-com­mit­tee of the SA Health Chief Executive’s Coun­cil on advanc­ing health­care work­force well­be­ing action across SA Health. 

On 14 Feb­ru­ary 2023, we con­vened a work­shop of CEO’s and senior lead­ers from across SA Health to dis­cuss a col­lab­o­ra­tive approach to advance work­force health and well­be­ing through pri­ori­tised sys­tem-lev­el actions. 

Over 70 atten­dees heard from pre­sen­ters about the cur­rent work­place well­be­ing chal­lenges with­in our health sys­tem and explored inter­na­tion­al and nation­al best prac­tice strate­gies to bet­ter enable our work­force to flour­ish in their per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al lives. 

It was great to hear the resound­ing lead­er­ship com­mit­ment to work­ing togeth­er on this impor­tant top­ic and cre­at­ing a pos­i­tive and sup­port­ive health sys­tem that pro­tects and pro­motes the well­be­ing of our most impor­tant resource – our people! 

The out­comes from the work­shop are being used to devel­op a sys­tem-lev­el col­lab­o­ra­tive action plan, gov­erned by the SA Health Chief Exec­u­tive Coun­cil (HCEC) Sub-com­mit­tee on Work­place Wellbeing.