Staff wellness ideas needed

16 October 2017

This week on Thursday there is the Joint Union Consultative Committee meeting between the site unions and representatives of Hauora Tairāwhiti.

This bi-monthly meeting is an opportunity to advance matters of mutual interest and for the first time, we will have the E tū union present to directly represent their members as the newest employees of Hauora Tairāwhiti.

Of mutual interest is staff wellbeing and I have asked for the themes that were crystallised out of the nearly 30,000 staff engagement survey replies received by 15 DHBs to be on the agenda again. They are in the schematic below.

You have seen these before and I have asked for feedback previously but now the National Bi-Partite Action Group, which combines union and DHB reps at a national level, is wanting details of what we are doing about these items.

What are we doing?

There is an expectation we will have joined-up union and DHB effort and while I could list what I think is happening on each here at Hauora Tairāwhiti it is more important to get a joint view. Just what is in action, what is the profile of it and is it making any difference?

From the meeting on Thursday, I expect we will have a plan with at least one action for each theme, to be implemented over the next 12 months and done in a joined-up fashion between Hauora Tairāwhiti and our site unions.

To assist with this though we all need your input. Can you please provide ideas to your work-site delegates who can feed them through to the organisers who attend the meeting (as do some delegates). If you want to, including your Clinical Care Manager or Group Manager in the communication will better enable discussion at the meeting.

Following finalisation of the plan we will get it out to you and I expect progress on it will be monitored by the group looking at the themes from our own engagement survey.


Na koa mo o whakaaro. Kia pai te wiki.