How can we improve staff wellbeing?

6 November 2017

Actions have been proposed to improve staff wellbeing.

The actions were developed at the Joint Union Consultative Committee (JUCC) in response to the six themes from our staff wellbeing survey results. The six themes are echoed across 15 other DHBs.

As I said last week those actions would be shared this week for further consultation. I am really interested in your feedback. Have a look at the proposed actions here. They are grouped under the themes below. 

The process at JUCC was to brainstorm possible responses. The participants then ranked them. You will see actions have asterisks and colour coding to identify those areas with the most support.

These include:

• Prevent burnout, reduce stress

• Close the loop including Root Cause Analysis for adverse incidents, mortality and morbidity

• Improve purchasing and supply processes

• Reform and refresh staff engagement group

• Get the right people doing the right things

The next step is to get your feedback, please. Do you agree with the priority areas? Do you have other suggestions about what should be done?

Results of the survey and suggested actions will be on the agenda for the Staff Engagement Group meeting this Thursday 9 November at 11am. We are looking to widen the membership of this group to include a good balance of clinical/non-clinical staff, union and management.

This group will then be ideally placed to coordinate your feedback, prioritise, plan and take action.

So please take the time to review what JUCC have come up with and then provide feedback to the Group Leader Arish Naresh, or me.


Nā te mahi tahi i runga i tēnei ka whai angitu tātou. Have a good week everyone.