NICU NUM Alexis Fox and Kimberly MacDonald
MUESLI BAR CHALLENGE: NICU DONATION FROM COVID RESPONSE TEAM Saff in the Royal North Shore Hospital COVID-19 response
support from her team. “I set a challenge to donate 100 boxes of muesli bars to the NICU for parents of sick babies,” Kimberly said. “The team rose to the challenge and donations flowed in.” Kimberly recently handed over the donation to NICU Nurse Unit Manager Alexis Fox. to build core capabilities in staff who are working with consumers who are experiencing mental health challenges across the district, “MHPiP has been purpose- designed for mental health nurses and allied health staff working in mental health,” Michael said. “Clinicians will have the opportunity to apply and consolidate the online learning in the workplace through facilitated team learning. primarily focused in the mental health services. “The program supports and encourages a culture which
Alexis said the team was incredibly grateful for the donation. “We are so touched by the kindness and generosity of support shown by the team,” she said. “While it’s a small touch, a donation like this goes a long way for parents who spend long periods with their babies in the NICU.”
team are not only working hard at their day job, but are also going above and beyond to donate to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). After Kimberly MacDonald, one of the administration officers in the response team, got talking with staff from the NICU about dwindling food stocks for parents, she rallied professional development program, known as Mental Health Pathways in Practice (MHPiP), will be taking place over the next few months at Northern Sydney Local Health District. An orientation and the first pathway, out of four, are now available on My Health Learning. The four pathways consist of eight to 10 learning modules which can be undertaken flexibly by staff members in accordance
MENTAL HEALTH PATHWAYS IN PRACTICE An innovative new
values the exploration of individual and team learning to achieve higher standards in clinical practice.”
MHPiP is designed to integrate with existing workforce and education
systems allowing clinicians to enhance their clinical practice and deliver high-quality, safe and compassionate care, leading to improved consumer and carer outcomes while also enhancing personal and professional satisfaction. For more information you can contact Michael by email Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. gov.au, visit the HETi website or NSW Health website.
with their professional development needs.
NSLHD MHPiP Coordinator Michael O’Connor said the NSW Health program aims
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