NSLHD News June 21

People Matter at NLSHD Staff across NSLHD have been getting involved in People Matter Employee Survey activities since the launch of the survey on 30 May. Thank you to all the staff who have completed their People Matter Employee Survey so far. Northern Sydney Local Health District is currently at 14 per cent completion.

You can access the survey by via this link: www.health.nsw.gov.au/survey2019

There is still plenty of time left to complete your survey and to go into the draw to win a hamper. Two of the four hamper draws have been completed with our winning staff receiving a gourmet hamper provided by Baskets with a Purpose who provide employment to people with special needs.

• Alexis Fox - Nursing, Royal North Shore Hospital

• Erin Ortado - Dietetics, Ryde Hospital

• Kimberley De Ridder - Occupational Therapy, Hornsby Hospital

• Dominique Trauer - Operating Theatres, Hornsby Hospital

• Adam Tran – ICT, NSLHD

HKH Staff in their purple vests for PMES

• Sarah Crosby – Social Work, Primary and Community Health

Please visit the Staff Engagement page on the intranet to find out how you can win.

Palliative Care placement NSLHD employees are being encouraged to take part in a palliative care placement within the district.

“This placement is a chance for our nurses and allied health professionals to experience palliative care with a specialist team. “The benefits of integrating palliative care are significant and I would welcome anyone who is interested to participate in this program”. The opportunity can be for three, four or five consecutive days and staff will identify their own learning objectives while shadowing specialist palliative care staff within the district across different care settings: acute hospital consults, inpatient palliative care units and community services.

opportunity, you need to be a NSW Health employee working within NSLHD either in Nursing (EN or RN) or Allied Health (allied health professional or assistant). For more information or to apply for a placement, please email: Alison Newman, EA Palliative Care Alison. Newman1@health.nsw.gov.au Placements will be completed between September 2019 and April 2020. Applications are open now and will close on 14th July.

Nursing and allied health staff can apply for the

observational work experience within a supportive palliative care team. District Clinical Director of Palliative Care Professor Katherine Clark said it was an ideal opportunity for staff to gain more experience in palliative care. “Being a palliative care professional is a rewarding role. We work closely with patients and their families with the aim of ensuring care that enhances quality of life,” she said.

To be eligible for this

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