NSLHD News February 11 2022

Dr Jack Delohery started his career in medicine at Mona Vale Hospital as an intern in 1975

Jack calls time on distinguished career After close to 50 years of service to Mona Vale

“It is another way the district is supporting a culture of safety and integrity and the CORE values of our organisation in response to the People Matter Engagement Survey,” she said. “The program builds on the professionalism and commitment of the overwhelming majority of staff, while ensuring the actions of no one individual can undermine our culture of safety and reliability.” The SBT program applies to all staff members from all disciplines, excluding volunteers and agency or contract staff. It allows staff to document instances of purpose built rehabilitation ward, the Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit, at Mona Vale in 1987. Mona Vale Hospital General Manger Jennifer McConnell said Jack would forever be a part of the hospital, having helped create the positive culture that exists at the hospital today. “Jack is a most dedicated doctor and a quiet and considerate leader,” she said.

“He is tireless in his service and contribution to the Northern Beaches community.” Jenny said Jack was widely respected by his colleagues across multiple disciplines. “He has enormous respect from his colleagues who note his quirky sense of humour, and regard him as one of the world’s gentlemen,” she said. Happy retirement Jack!

Hospital, Dr Jack Delohery has hung up the stethoscope to enjoy his retirement. Jack started his career in medicine at Mona Vale Hospital as an intern in 1975, and briefly left during his registrar years before returning as a consultant in 1984. A champion for rehabilitation, Jack was instrumental in the opening of NSW’s first

RYDE PILOTS SECOND PHASE OF SPEAKING UP FOR SAFETY STRATEGY Ryde Hospital is piloting the second phase of the Speaking Up for Safety (SUFS) Strategy: Safe unacceptable behavior which could include any breaches of the CORE values such as yelling and verbal aggression, undermining colleagues, belittling or putting

Behaviours Together (SBT). The second phase involves the SBT observation portal, a reporting system which allows employees to report on any behaviours, they have experienced or witnessed, that are not in line with our CORE values. Director of People and Culture Paula Williscroft said the SBT provides an evidence-based framework that builds a high performance culture of safety and reliability, and addresses individual behaviours that may undermine it.

someone down or excluding colleagues from information, communication or action. The SBT portal will be rolled out across NSLHD as the services reach 70 per cent of staff trained in SUFS. SUFS training remains the foundation for the strategy and all staff are encouraged to access the one-hour session as soon as possible. For further information about the SUFS strategy, please visit https://bit.ly/3381MtD.



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