NSLHD News June 6 2019

message FROM the acting chief executive Dr Tamsin Waterhouse

While I am Acting in the role as Chief Executive Deb Willcox has asked me to encourage you all to take part in this year’s People Matter staff survey. The Public Service Commission People Matter Employee Survey is now open until 28 June. This annual survey is run in NSW for employees to provide feedback about their workplace. It’s an important way for us to understand what works well for you and where we can make improvements. We act on what you tell us and as a result of your feedback we have implemented some great initiatives including: • The introduction of the Speaking Up For Safety strategy which has started at Royal North Shore Hospital • The introduction of Leader Listening Tours at Ryde Hospital, with over 20 actions completed as a result of feedback including facility improvements, communication and staffing • The introduction of the Employee of the Month and Team of the Month awards at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital • The continuation of Executive Rounding at Hornsby and Mona Vale, with over 70 actions completed as a result of feedback since its inception • The continuation of Employee of the Month awards in Mental Health Drug and Alcohol services • The introduction of Executive Rounding in Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services You can access the survey by visiting: www.health.nsw.gov.au/survey2019

• The introduction of short regular staff surveys seeking ideas for improvement in Mental Health Drug and Alcohol • The introduction of the Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Learning and Development Group, which has seen new initiatives from the team being actioned across the directorate • Continuation of Exceptional People Awards now into its third year with over 110 staff nominated • The continuation of Manager Toolkit training sessions to develop and support people management skills I strongly encourage you to take 10-15 minutes of your time to complete the survey which is completely confidential. Once you complete your survey, you can enter the draw to win one of 12 gourmet hampers from Baskets with a Purpose, a hamper company providing employment for people with special needs.

Three hampers will be drawn each week in June.

To find out how to enter, or for information about other initiatives that have been implemented, please visit the Staff Engagement page in the Workforce & Culture section of the intranet.

For further information please contact NSLHD-ODTeam@health.nsw.gov.au.

Thank you in advance for taking part in this year’s survey.

Warm regards

Dr Tamsin Waterhouse Acting Chief Executive Northern Sydney Local Health District


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