Since Decembers last year, The CEIH has been working with the Barossa Hills Fleurieu Local Health Network (BHFLHN) to co-design interventions that will result in meaningful, effective and measurable culture change within the BHFLHN.
There is ample evidence that patient experiences and outcomes are directly impacted by the clinical workplace culture and the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of staff. The BHFLHN has a genuine commitment to ensure that every member of their team can thrive in a healthy, supportive and rewarding workplace.
We’re working together to undertake problem framing and a review of existing workforce and wellbeing data to test assumptions and ensure that the right issues are being addressed. A foundational element of this partnership is building local capabilities so BHFLHN can build a self-sustaining, positive culture of wellbeing, grounded in the LHN’s values of trust, respect, integrity, collaboration and kindness. These are central to their planning, decision-making and culture.
We’re also supporting BHFLHN as they take part in an innovative cross-sectiomulti-agency pilot program, that aims to identify workplace psychosocial risks, guide the development of interventions, and embed a continuous quality improvement framework to review the efficacy of interventions implemented. The pilot will not only contribute to workforce wellbeing through deployment of an app that is supportive of an individual’s mental health and general wellbeing but also will enable a comprehensive approach to workforce wellbeing data collection, planning and action.
BHFLHN was selected as the health sector representative in this project and is joined by five other major Australian businesses representing diverse sectors. It is anticipated that the learnings from this pilot program will be scalable across other LHNs and services within the wider South Australian Health sector, contributing to improved workplace culture and health workforce wellbeing.